Three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in a case of fratricide at their camp in Udhampur, Jammu and Kashmir . A CRPF officer said that there was a scuffle and heated argument between some soldiers following which one of them opened fire killing three of his colleagues at the Battal Balia camp of the 187 battalion of the force.
The CRPF personnel who opened fire later turned the gun on himself and was seriously injured. The critically injured jawan has been admitted in District Hospital Udhampur.
The alleged fratricide incident happened at around 10 pm when constable Ajit Kumar shot three of his colleagues from his service rifle at the 187th battalion camp of the force in Udhampur, they said.
The officials said while three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed in the firing, Kumar also shot himself and is critical in a hospital. The incident is said to be triggered after the jawans had an altercation, they said. Senior CRPF and police officials have rushed to the spot, they added.
The dead soldiers have been identified as head constables Pokarmal R of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, Yogendra Sharma of Delhi and Umed Singh of Rewari in Haryana.