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4 CRPF jawans killed, 3 injured after colleague opens fire in Chhattisgarh .

Four CRPF personnel were killed and three others injured after their colleague opened fire at them in a camp of the paramilitary force in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday, a police official said. The incident took place at around 3.15 am in the camp of the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) 50th battalion in Linganpalli village under Maraiguda police station of the area of the district, located nearly 400 km from the state capital Raipur, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said.

As per preliminary information, constable Reetesh Ranjan fired at his colleagues with his service weapon, an AK-47 rifle, the official said.

Seven personnel were seriously injured in the incident and were immediately rushed to Bhadrachalam area hospital for treatment. Four of them succumbed to their injuries.

Those killed were identified as constables Rajmani Kumar Yadav, Rajib Mondal, Dhanji and Dharmendra Kumar.

“The motive behind the firing is yet to be ascertained and an investigation is on into the incident,” the official said. Constable Reetesh Ranjan was immediately held and his interrogation is underway, the official said. Following the incident, the CRPF has ordered a court of inquiry to investigate the matter.

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