Five personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed and three others injured after one of their colleagues opened fire at them in Chhattisgarh’s Narayanpur district on Wednesday (December 4). The accused, a constable, died after he shot himself.
The incident took place in the morning at the ITBP camp in Narayanpur, located around 350 km from Raipur, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told the media.
While the reason for the dispute is unclear, officials suspect that he was upset over not being granted leave. Of the five security personnel who were killed, two were head constables.
Those killed were identified as head constables Mahendra Singh and Duljit Singh and constables Sujit Sarkar, Biswarup Mahato and Bijeesh AC.
Two other constables, SB Ullas and Sitaram Doon were injured in the incident. The injured personnel were taken to Raipur for treatment. A probe has been ordered into the incident.