Four CRPF personnel lost their lives and three others injured after their colleague opened fire at them in a camp of the paramilitary force in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday, a police official said.
The incident took place at around 3.15 am in the camp of the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) 50th battalion in Linganpalli village under Maraiguda police station of the area of the district, located nearly 400 km from the state capital Raipur, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.
As per preliminary information, constable Reetesh Ranjan fired at his colleagues with his service weapon, an AK-47 rifle, the official said.
The seven injured personnel were immediately shifted to a hospital in the nearby Bhadrachalam area of neighbouring Telangana, where doctors declared four of them dead on arrival, the official said.
Those who lost their lives were identified as constables Rajmani Kumar Yadav, Rajib Mondal, Dhanji, and Dharmendra Kumar, he said, adding that three other injured personnel were being treated at the hospital.
“The motive behind the firing is yet to be ascertained and an investigation is on into the incident,” the official said.
Constable Ranjan was immediately held and his interrogation is underway, he said.