CRPF jawan on poll duty in Jharkhand shoots 2 officers dead, second case in 24 hours in the state
A similar incident was reported from Ranchi on Monday when a constable of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) shot dead his company commander before killing himself.Updated: Dec 10, 2019 13:57 IST
A constable of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), deployed on election duty in Jharkhand, shot dead two of his seniors and injured another in Bokaro district late on Monday, in the second incident of fratricide in the poll-bound state within 24 hours, officials said.
Officials said the constable of CRPF’s 226th battalion was drunk when he shot at an assistant commandant and an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) at 9:30pm on Monday killing them. He was also injured in the shooting.
The assistant commandant S Hassan and ASI P Bhuniya died in Gomia, around 110-km from state capital Ranchi, after being shot by Dipendra Yadav, police said.
Another constable Harishchandra also received serious injuries, they said.
Both the injured were taken to Ranchi in a helicopter for special treatment at the private super speciality Medica Hospital.
Bokaro’s superintendent of police P Murugun said the incident took at Kurknalo cluster in Gomia.
“We are investigating under what circumstances Yadav took to firing. Something could be said after the investigation is completed. Nothing concrete is known yet,” Murugan said.
Sources, however, said the there was an altercation over duty distribution between Yadav and company commander Hassan.
The SP said CRPF’s 226th battalion, which came from Chhattisgarh, was deployed at the Bermo assembly constituency for the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019, which will take place on December 12.
A similar incident was reported from Ranchi on Monday when a constable of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) shot dead his company commander before killing himself.
Last week, a constable of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) had killed five of his colleagues in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district. He was gunned down in the incident as he was on a shooting spree.