SRIKAKULAM: A BSF jawan opened fire at his relative over a land dispute, using a local made pistol, at Gajulla Kollivalasa village of Amadalavalasa mandal in Srikakulam district during the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.
According to the Amadalavalasa police, Gedela Harikrishna is a daily wage worker and resident of Gajulla Kollivalasa village. He had land disputes with his cousins Gedela Suryanarayana and Gedela Adinarayana, natives of Sailada village of Amadalavalasa.
On Saturday night, both cousins went to Harikrishna’s house seeking compromise over the land dispute and took the victim along with them to consume alcohol. One of the cousins Gedela Suryannarayana who works in BSF (Border Security Force) opened fire at Harikrishna while they were on the way to the liquor shop. Luckily, the bullet grazed over the neck of Harikrishna and he sustained a small injury on his neck. However, Harikrishna collapsed and assuming him dead, the cousins including the BSF jawan fled from the spot.
Hearing the gunshot, the locals rushed to the spot and later shifted the victim to RIMS hospital in Srikakulam. They also informed the family members. The condition of the victim is said to be stable.
Amadalavalasa circle inspector Naveen Kumar said the accused BSF Jawan used a local made pistol, adding that a case has been registered against the accused at Amadalavasa Police Station.