Five Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel deployed in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region to fight Maoists were shot dead by another soldier at the paramilitary force’s camp on Wednesday morning. The constable who turned his service weapon on his colleagues shot himself dead, a senior police officer said.
Two more jawans were also injured in the incident that took place a little before 9 am.
“The incident took place at the Kedarnar camp of ITBP’s 45th battalion in Narayanpur,” Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.
Police said the provocation for the fratricidal killing at a camp 350 km from state capital Raipur is still unclear.
In Delhi, an ITBP spokesperson confirmed that the constable shot himself after firing at seven personnel.