Chhattisgarh fratricidal firing: CRPF jawan confesses to killing four colleagues, remanded to judicial custody
The jawan claimed he was much distressed over objectionable remarks against his wife and bullying by others members of the paramilitary force, following which he took the extreme step.
As per preliminary information, constable Reetesh Ranjan (25), a native of Bihar who was to proceed on leave from November 13, fired at his colleagues with his service weapon.
The constable, Ritesh Ranjan, was reportedly enraged over the persistent deriding remarks against him by other personnel in the camp of 50th battalion of CRPF.
As per the sources, Ranjan, who was from Bihar's Chhapra district, allegedly shot himself with his service rifle.
The special train was scheduled to carry the Central Reserve Police Force personnel to Jammu from Raipur.
When the patrolling team was cordoning off the route near Timmapur village, head constable Shilachand Minj inadvertently stepped on the pressure IED connection, triggering the blast, he said.
The injured personnel were shifted to a hospital here, where constable Mritunjoy of 115 battalion succumbed on Thursday, an official said.
While the CRPF team was cordoning off a patch of jungle near Chintabegu village, Naxals triggered the blast of an improvised explosive device.
As many as nine CRPF personnel were killed and three others critically injured when Maoists blew up a mine protected vehicle at Kistaram in the strife-torn Sukma district.
The Maoists reportedly used few under-barrel grenade launchers, a sophisticated weapon used by security forces, to inflict fatal casualties on the troops by lobbing grenades in quick succession.
CRPF said that a video clip showing some youths beating its jawans was authentic and that it has started investigation.