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CRPF constable kills 6 colleagues, shot dead

Ranchi: In a case of fratricide, a drunk CRPF constable allegedly opened indiscriminate fire at his colleagues, killing six of them, including an assistant commandant, before being shot dead in Jharkhand’s Saraikela district on Friday night.

The constable Harpinder Singh of 196 battalion of CRPF, who was on sentry duty at a CRPF camp, started indiscriminately firing at his colleagues at 10 pm on Friday night, a senior CRPF officer said.

Six of his colleagues, including Assistant Commandant Bisahu Singh, were killed in the firing that lasted for four hours.

As Harpinder Singh continued to fire, CRPF personnel at the camp shot him dead at 0200 hours, the officer said.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

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