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ITBP jawan fires at and injured his 3 colleagues, then shot himself dead: J&K Police

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Srinagar. An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan on Saturday shot and injured three of his colleagues at a camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur district and later committed suicide by shooting himself. Officials have given this information. The incident took place at Devika Ghat community center in the district at 3.30 pm.

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A senior ITBP official said that constable Bhupendra Singh opened fire on his associates, injuring a head constable and two constables. All three have been admitted to a hospital in an injured condition and are now said to be out of danger, he said.

According to the officer, constable Singh shot himself with his INSAS service rifle and died on the spot. Singh was serving in the Eighth Battalion of the ITBP and was currently posted in the F Company of the force’s 2nd Ad-hoc Battalion on security duty in Jammu and Kashmir. The officer said that the orders of the Court of Inquiry have been given by the ITBP.

This is second major fratricide incident in J&K in last 24 hours. On Friday, two Army jawans were killed and two others injured during a fratricide incident in Poonch.

Constable Bhupendra Singh shot at his colleagues, leading to bullet injuries to a head constable and two constables, a senior ITBP officer was quoted saying by sources.

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The injured are admitted to a hospital and are out of danger, the officer added.

The constable belonged to the 8th battalion of the force and was presently deputed to the ‘F’ company of the 2nd ad-hoc battalion of the ITBP deployed in Jammu and Kashmir for security duties.

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