GUWAHATI: An Assam Rifles jawan killed two persons and injured another after he was allegedly denied liquor.
In the incident, which took place inside a house in Northern Assam’s Tezpur on Sunday night, Karnail Singh Kapur of 12 Assam Rifles, in an inebriated state, opened fire on three people, which also included an elderly couple – after an altercation over liquor. According to the police, who arrested him, Kapur was in uniform, armed with his service rifle. He had gone to the house of one Gautam Das, where the latter sold liquor to defence personnel.
“After drinking and eating there, he demanded more liquor. When it was refused, he attacked my parents and fired at them.
“My father died on the spot and mother was injured in the firing,” the couple’s son told reporters.
Earlier in the day also, Kapur had allegedly had a heated argument with Das when he went to the house to consume liquor.
Babu Das, a youth who reached there on hearing the gunshots, was also killed. Das’ wife Jinu Das, is undergoing treatment at a government-run hospital in Tezpur for the gunshot wound on her leg. Kapur is said to have fired six to seven rounds.
Defence sources said that a probe was on. “He has been arrested by the police. Our investigation is on,” a Defence spokesman told Express.
Meanwhile, the locals have demanded strong action against the jawan. A section of the locals attempted to manhandle him in front of the police station. But the police managed to thwart the attempt.