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J&K: CRPF jawan kills 4 colleagues

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | January 25, 2006 19:18 IST
Last Updated: January 25, 2006 19:43 IST

FourCentral Reserve Police Forcetroopers were killed and one critically wounded in a shootout inside a CRPFcamp located in an abandoned cinema at Hawal in downtown Srinagar late Wednesday afternoon.

Police said an altercation between the CRPF soldiers ended in ashootout resulting in on the spot death of four troopers. The injured trooper identified as Maninder Massi was taken to hospital and attendingdoctors described his condition as critical.

A senior police officer in Srinagar said Constable Avtar Chand of 96 battalion CRPF was incensed following a heated exchange of words with his colleagues after which he pumped bullets into them from his automatic service rifle.

The shootout led to heavy panic inside the camp with senior paramilitaryand police officers rushing to the spot. "The irate constable Avtar Chand was overpowered and taken into custody. He is being questioned," said Rakesh Kumar Singh, Public Relations Officer,CRPF, Srinagar.

There have been such instances in the past too when irate soldiers killed their officers and colleagues after snapping nerves because of continuousdeployment and long separation from families.

It may be mentioned that the camp located in the abandoned Firdaus Cinemawas attacked by fidayeensin November 2005.

Three CRPF troopers and two intruding fidayeens had died in the attack.


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Incidents like these have been occuring few times.The government should necessary actions for this.It will also create thoughts in others not to join the defence.leave ...

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