CISF personnel shoots dead 3 colleagues at Kalpakkam atomic power plant, arrested

Three people were killed and two others were injured when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel opened fire at Kalpakkam atomic Power Plant in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

New Delhi: Three people were killed and two others were injured when a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel opened fire at Kalpakkam atomic power plant in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday.

The accused, Head Constable Vijay Prathap Singh (45), allegedly opened fire with a 9mm carbine and killed Assistant Sub-Inspector Ganesan and head constables Subburaj and Mohansingh at the CRPF barracks in Kalpakkam township, about 10 km away from the nuclear complex, according to police, the PTI reported.

Singh, a native of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, has been arrested by police.

Motive behind the incident is not yet not clear and police is probing the shooting.

Operations at the nuclear complex were not affected, officials said.

The injured have been rushed to the hospital and are undergoing treatment.

"Three CISF personnel have been killed. The incident happened around 5.30 AM," C Vijaya Kumar, Kancheepuram Superintendent of Police told PTI, adding an inquiry was on.

Officials said there were no immediate details about Singh's interaction with other personnel or his state of mind since the previous night which could throw light on why he went into a shooting spree as soon as the weapon was issued to him this morning.  

(With PTI Inputs)

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