A Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) constable allegedly shot dead two of his colleagues in the Maoist-affected Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, the police said.
“Two Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) jawans were shot dead by their colleague at CAF camp in Mingachal, Bijapur. Accused jawan Sanjay Nishad is being interrogated by the police. The bodies have been sent for postmortem,” said Deputy Inspector General (anti-Maoist operations) Sundarraj P.
The CAF is a unit of the state police. The incident took place at its camp at Mingachal under Naimed police station area around 4 pm.
Constable Sanjay Nishad allegedly opened fire with a Light Machine Gun on fellow constables Sanjay Bhaskar and Surendra Sahu, killing both on the spot, the officer said. Bhaskar hailed from Kawardha district and Sahu from Janjgir-Champa district.
The three had returned from patrolling duty just before the incident.
Nishad, a native of Kabirdham district, reportedly had a spat with the other two over some issue after which he shot them, the official said.
The bodies were taken to Bijapur town for autopsy. Nishad was apprehended by other CAF personnel in the camp. He was being interrogated, the officer said.
(With PTI inputs)