WB: 2 CRPF men killed in fratricide

In yet another case of fratricide, two CRPF troopers deployed for anti-Naxal operations in the district were shot dead by their colleague who later turned the gun on himself.

Updated: Jan 03, 2012, 23:21 PM IST

Midnapore: In yet another case of
fratricide, two CRPF troopers deployed for anti-Naxal
operations in the district were shot dead by their
colleague who later turned the gun on himself.

Head Constable Tulsidas killed Constables Riyaz Ahmed
Bhatt and R Kumar at their company location camp in Sitapara
area of the district, opening fire from his AK series weapon
at around 8pm.

Superintendent of Police PK Tripathy said the incident
took place after a quarrel broke out in the camp.

The troopers, according to CRPF sources, belong to `B`
company of the forces 184 battalion deployed for anti-Naxal
duties in the state.

This was the second incident of fratricide involving CRPF
personnel in 11 days. A similar incident had taken place in
Kulgam district of South Kashmir, resulting in the death of
three men on December 24.

PTI