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3 die in firing outside J&K CM's house

Angry over rejection of request for leave, a CRPF jawan opened fire killing three of his colleagues.

india Updated: Apr 03, 2006 22:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Angry over rejection of his request for leave, a CRPF jawan on Monday opened fire killing three of his colleagues near the official residence of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad before being overpowered.

Azad and his wife Shamima were present in the house when the CRPF jawan opened fire at around 8 pm, official sources said.

As part of the security ring, CRPF is deployed on the outer periphery of Azad's official residence.

After a verbal duel with the CRPF Inspector on the issue of his leave, the jawan, who hails from Chhapra in Bihar, fired around one dozen rounds from his service rifle killing the Inspector and two constables on the spot.

After the shooting, the jawan tried to run away but was overpowered and arrested, the sources said.

This is the second such incident in the state in the last one month. An army jawan, whose leave plea too was turned down, had in a feat of rage shot dead five of his colleagues in Kashmir valley in March.

First Published: Apr 03, 2006 21:27 IST