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Jammu and Kashmir: CRPF jawan shoots dead 3 personnel after altercation at camp in Udhampur

The alleged fratricide incident happened around 10 pm when constable Ajit Kumar shot three other CRPF personnel from his service rifle at the 187th battalion camp of the force in the Battal Ballian area in Udhampur.

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New Delhi Published on: March 21, 2019 6:41 IST
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A CRPF jawan allegedly shot dead three of his colleagues on Wednesday after an altercation at their camp in Jammu and Kashmir, officials told PTI. The alleged fratricide incident happened around 10 pm when constable Ajit Kumar shot three other CRPF personnel from his service rifle at the 187th battalion camp of the force in the Battal Ballian area in Udhampur.

According to officials, three Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men were killed in the firing, while Kumar also shot himself and is critical in a hospital.

Kumar hails from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh and was rushed to a military hospital nearby, they said.

The deceased have been identified as head constables Pokarmal R of Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, Yogendra Sharma of Delhi and Umed Singh of Rewari in Haryana.

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. 

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