A Case of Fratricide Among the CRPF Troops in Chhattisgarh Claims Four Lives

In an incident of fratricide, a CRPF personnel stationed in Sukma, Reetesh Ranjan of C-Company 50 Battalion opened fire and injured seven colleagues belonging to the same company as him. The injured personnel were rushed to Bhadrachalam Area Hospital for first aid where four of them succumbed to their injuries. Reetesh Ranjan has been apprehended along with his weapon.

According to the CRPF, “Prima-facie it seems that due to some emotional stress leading to sudden psychological disbalance Reetesh Ranjan lost his control and in a fit of rage opened fire on his colleagues.”

The local police have begun investigation into the case and all legal actions will follow. CRPF has ordered an inquiry into the incident to ascertain the cause of incident and suggest remedial measures.

DIG range and CO of the Unit have reached the incident spot. Senior officers from Raipur have also rushed to the spot. A press statement from the CRPF stated, “All the injured are being provided requisite medical care and evacuation of the injured in need of better medical care has been tied up.”

Dhanji, Rajib Mondal, Rajmani Kumar Yadav and Dharmendra Kumar are the four personnel who lost their lives.



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