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Greater Noida: ‘Drunk’ CRPF jawan kills neighbour with service revolver

The CRPF jawan had allegedly fired several shots in the air before shooting his neighbour in Dadri

noida Updated: Jun 27, 2017 23:28 IST
Hindustan Times
Baldev (in picture) was a grocery trader in Dadri.
Baldev (in picture) was a grocery trader in Dadri.

A jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), under the influence of alcohol, allegedly shot a neighbour dead with his service revolver in Dadri on Monday evening. Police have arrested the man and sent him to judicial custody. His revolver has also been seized. He had been posted in Chhattisgarh and was home on a vacation.

The jawan, 52-year-old Satish Chitrapal, allegedly shot several rounds in the air on Monday before shooting his neighbour Baldev.

On Tuesday morning, police produced Chitrapal before the district court in Surajpur, from where he was sent to judicial custody. Baldev’s body was sent for a post-mortem examination, police said.

According to the police, the incident took place around 10pm on Monday when Chitrapal reached his home in Thakuran Mohalla after consuming liquor.

Baldev was a grocery trader in Dadri. Speaking to mediapersons, his daughter said, “Chitrapal shot several rounds in the air. Hearing the gunshots, my father rushed out to find out the source. My father tried to stop Chitrapal from firing, but he pointed his revolver at my father and shot him.”

“At first, we thought the sound was from firecrackers due to Eid celebrations, but later we found my father’s bloodied body,” she added.

“Chitrapal opened fire at 45-year-old Baldev with his service revolver. The bullet pierced the victim’s chest, killing him instantly,” said Ramsen Singh, station house officer (SHO), Dadri.

Chitrapal and Baldev lived in rented accommodations in the same building in Thakuran Mohalla.

“There has been no history of enmity between the accused and the victim,” Singh said, adding that there seemed to be no apparent motive for the crime.

A police official said, “Chitrapal was heavily intoxicated and probably he did not even realise what he was doing.”

First Published: Jun 27, 2017 23:28 IST

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