CRPF barber shoots senior colleague,kills self in Latehar

By Abha Manakatala - Wed Feb 24, 1:55 pm

CRPF representational picA fight between two CRPF personnel in Maoist infested Latehar district led to violence.Result?

One,CRPF constable Mahipal died while his senior colleague-Head Constable-Sanjay got bullet injury.He,who is undergoing treatment in a hospital in Ranchi,is ‘critical’,said a report.

Reports reaching Ranchi indicate that Mahipal,who worked as a barber used his INSAS rifle to shoot Sanjay,who was a driver, at around 12.30 p.m.and then pulled the trigger shooting himself dead inside a CRPF camp in Kone area of Latehar district.

A senior CRPF officer said that a court of inquiry was ordered to find the reasons responsible for the fight.”We suspect this case to be that of fratricide”,he said.

Incidentally,both Mahipal and sanjay belonged to the 214th battalion of the CRPF deployed in the area for anti-Naxal operations and other security duties.

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