Firing by ITBP jawan leaves 6 dead, 2 injured in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur
The jawan who opened fire shot himself after shooting the others. He opened fire following a dispute among themselves.
New Delhi: Six Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel were killed and two were injured in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district on Wednesday after one of the jawans opened fire following a dispute among themselves. The incident took place at the Kadenar camp of ITBP's 45th battalion.
The jawan who had opened fire also shot himself dead after shooting the others.
The reason for the dispute is, however, unclear as of now.
The injured soldiers will be brought to Raipur by helicopter.
The Chhattisgarh Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were called on the spot for further investigation. Speaking to news agency ANI, IG Bastar P Sundarraj, said, "Prima facie it appears that one jawan, due to some mental condition, opened fire at his colleagues. An investigation is underway."