Four Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officers were killed and three harmed after a colleague started shooting at them in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district for a situation of fratricide, police said on Monday, 8 November. The injured work force has been admitted to a medical clinic in Telangana's Bhadrachalam.
The incidence occurred at 217 Lingalapalli camp of the CRPF positioned close to the Lingalapalli town of Sukma's Konta block. CRPF personal Reetesh Ranjan started shooting with his AK-47 service rifle on his associates in the extremely early times of Monday at around 3:20 am.
Three jawans died while one lost his life on route to the emergency clinic. Three additional jawans caused wounds and two jawans are in critical condition. Arrangements are being made to move them to Chhattisgarh's capital Raipur.
Reetesh Ranjan was posted with the CRPF's 50th Battalion positioned at Lingalapalli camp in the limits of Maraiguda police headquarters in Sukma. Out of four jawans gunned down by him, Dhanji and Rajmani Kumar Yadav hailed from Bihar, Rajiv Mandal from West Bengal while the insights concerning Dharmendra Kumar are not yet clear. Sources not willing to be named shown that there was a battle among Ranjan and his partners in the days going before the shooting on Monday morning.
CRPF IG D Prakash while conversing with The Quint said, "It's an extremely disastrous occurrence and we have lost great soldiers. The jawan who started shooting has been detained, his arms surrendered, and is going through preliminary treatment".
"There were no bad things to say against him, neither did anything come up in the departmental surveys before this yet the occurrence has occurred and we are examining it. Presumably there were a few issues in the family or other individual issues that lead to this. We will actually want to pass on more post examination," Prakash added.