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Mizoram: Two policemen shot dead by colleague in Kolasib district

Mizoram: According to police, the accused was angry with the victims as they complained about his drinking habit to seniors.

Raju Kumar Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 Aizawl Published on: March 06, 2023 12:38 IST
Two police personnel killed
Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL PIC Two police personnel killed

In a shocking incident,  a policeman shot dead his two colleagues in  Kolasib district, Mizoram, a senior officer said on Monday.

The incident took place on Sunday evening when the three policemen of the second battalion of the armed force were present at a sub-outpost in Buarchep village near the Mizoram-Assam border, he said.

Fire 15 rounds

“The accused Havildar Bimal Kanti Chakma, aged 56, fired at least 15 rounds from his service rifle at the two policemen in a fit of rage over complaints of his behaviour,” Mizoram Inspector General of Police (Law and Order) Lalbiakthanga Khiangte told PTI.

The deceased have been identified as Havildar J Lalrohlua and Havildar Indra Kumar Rai, he said.

On hearing multiple gunshots, the border outpost commander and other police personnel immediately rushed to the site and found Lalrohlua lying in a pool of blood on the floor, while Rai was found severely injured around 40 feet away from the spot where the shooting took place, Khiangte said.

Lalrohlua died on the spot, while Rai succumbed to his injuries later, he said.

Chakma was arrested and one firearm along with ammunition was seized from his possession, the IGP said.

During interrogation, the accused admitted that he was an alcoholic and his colleagues repeatedly reported about his behaviour to their outpost commander, Khiangte added.
(With PTI input)

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