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5 BSF personnel killed, 1 critically injured in fratricidal firing at Amritsar camp

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: As many as five Border Security Forces (BSF) jawans died after bullets were fired at the BSF mess in Amritsar’s Khasa village. The incident took place on Sunday, March 6.

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A BSF jawan, Ct Satteppa S K, opened fire at his colleagues, injuring five. Out of the five injured, four lost their lives while one jawan is critical, BSF said. The injured is currently admitted to a local hospital.

The BSF constable, Ct Satteppa S K from Maharashtra, who allegedly opened fire inside the BSF mess in Amritsar, is also reportedly dead. One of the injured jawans is in critical condition.

“In an unfortunate incident, 5 BSF troops were injured on March 6, due to fratricide committed by Ct Satteppa SK at HQ 144 Bn Khasa, Amritsar. Ct Satteppa SK was also injured in the incident. Out of the 6 injured, 5, including Ct Satteppa, have lost their lives. One of the injured is critical. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the facts,” BSF officials said in a statement.

Meanwhile, top police and BSF officials reached the spot and all the wounded people have been admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. Police have initiated a probe into the case.

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The police have started preparations to take possession of the bodies for post-mortem. The families of the dead and injured are being informed.

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