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Jawan on poll duty in Bengal opens fire inside Assam Rifles camp

Lakshmikant Barman reportedly fired 18 rounds which killed a fellow jawan - identified as Bholanath Das, while two others were injured in the incident. 

Jawan on poll duty in Bengal opens fire inside Assam Rifles camp
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An Assam Rifles' jawan on Thursday opened fire inside his camp in Baghnan in West Bengal, killing one and injuring two others in what could be a case of fratricide. He was deputed in Howrah on poll duty.

Lakshmikant Barman reportedly fired 18 rounds which killed a fellow trooper - identified as Bholanath Das, while two others were injured in the incident. While the injured have been rushed to a hospital for medical assistance, Barman has been taken into custody.

The reason for Barman firing inside the camp is not clear yet.