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Jawan kills Chhattisgarh Armed Force commander, shoots self

According to a preliminary report, the SSP said, the two had a tiff over something around 6.30 am, following which the jawan opened fire.

Published: 09th December 2019 12:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2019 11:05 AM   |  A+A-

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By Express News Service

RANCHI: In another incident of fratricide, a constable of Chhattisgarh Armed Forces, who was on poll duty in Jharkhand, shot his company commander and killed himself following a dispute on Monday morning.Preliminary investigations revealed that the constable, Vikram Rajwade, was upset over a complaint lodged against him by Company Commander Mela Ram Kurre. The complaint, it is learnt, pertained to his alleged alcoholism and unruly behaviour.

Officials said that the constable turned his INSAS service rifle on his company commander following a heated argument between the two. “The constable was an alcoholic and is also believed to have been battling family problems. He was even warned by his company commander over his erratic ways. We had also been getting complaints of unruly conduct against him,” DR Anchala, commandant, Chhattisgarh Armed Forces, said.

He added that the constable pumped several bullets into the body of his company commander before shooting himself dead.Earlier this month, a personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) shot seven of his colleagues, killing five of them.

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