BSF man shoots dead two colleagues near Bangladesh border

Staff Correspondent | Published: 11:14, Aug 05,2020


A New Age file photo of a BSF man

A Border Security Force jawan opened fire on two colleagues at Raigunj area of North Dinajpur district near Bangladesh border on Tuesday and killed two of them. The man had surrendered according to Raigunj police, reports the Times of India.

The incident happened at about 8:00am Indian time, when the jawan suddenly started firing and killed Mahinder Singh Bhatti and Anuj Kumar. Later he surrendered to police. The reason for firing was still unclear. The incident happened near Maldakhand area.

Movement of border villagers was restricted soon after the incident. The two killed were declared brought dead at a local hospital while police were verifying the reason for killing the two. The psychological condition of the jawan was also being looked into.

SP Sumit Kumar told ToI that the jawan who opened firing was being questioned. He had certain grievances and whether it was out of grudge was yet to be established.

Kumar said that Bhatti was an inspector while Anuj Kumar a constable. The bodies had been sent for post-mortem examination and their families were informed.

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