2 CISF Personnel Killed After Sentry Opens Fire at J&K Camp

It was not immediately clear whether the jawan, who opened fire, is among the dead or injured.

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In an alleged fratricide incident, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable shot dead his colleague and injured another before committing suicide with his service rifle inside a camp in Udhampur on Tuesday, 14 January, a police official said.

The incident took place around 5 pm at Sui Jakhar village, five km from Udhampur district headquarters, he said.

Quoting preliminary investigation into the incident, the official said constable VN Murthy opened fire at his colleagues, constables Mohammad Tasleem and Sanjay Thakrey, after losing temper during a heated argument over some issue, causing critical injuries to both of them.

He also shot himself with his service rifle as other personnel rushed to the scene after hearing the gunshots, the official said.

He said all the three injured were rushed to district hospital Udhampur, where the accused and constable Tasleem were declared brought dead, while constable Thakrey, who had received a bullet in his chest, was referred to military hospital Udhampur for specialised treatment after necessary first aid.

Further investigation into the incident is underway, the official said.

Recent Incidents of Fratricide:

  • Two army porters were killed and three others injured when the Pakistan Army fired mortar bombs at forward posts along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on 10 January.
  • On 13 December 2019, a ‘drunk jawan allegedly shot dead two CRPF personnel, including an officer, and injured another at his camp in poll-bound Jharkhand, officials said.
  • On 10 December, an Assistant Commandant and an Assistant Sub Inspector of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deployed for Jharkhand elections were killed in fratricidal firing, while two others, including the shooter were left injured.

(With inputs from PTI)

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