Two JCOs killed by Army colleague in Manipur

In a case of fratricide, two Junior Commissioned Officers of 12th Maratha Rifles were shot dead allegedly by their colleagues in Manipur`s interior Churachandpur district, officials said here Tuesday.

Updated: Apr 28, 2010, 00:30 AM IST

Imphal: In a case of fratricide, two Junior Commissioned Officers of 12th Maratha Rifles were shot dead allegedly by their colleague in Manipur`s interior Churachandpur district, officials said here Tuesday.

The incident occurred at Khengjang camp near power station under Churachandpur police station, about 70 km from here, last evening.

The motive behind the incident was not immediately known but initial reports suggested that there was a quarrel between the JCOs and some riflemen.
The Army personnel, whose headquarters was located at Khugadam area, a few kms away, were posted at Khengjang post, sources said.
The incident took place yesterday at Khengjong outpost,
about 70 km from here, after a quarrel broke out between the
JCOs -- identified as Mrinthunguan and Thanattan-- and jawan
Ambeti Narayan, they said.

Narayan shot at his colleagues with his service rifle,
killing them on the spot, the officials said.

Narayan fled soon after the incident, but was arrested
today, they said.

Meanwhile, the Army refused to divulge any details
regarding the JCOs and Narayan.

PTI