J&K: CRPF jawan kills 3 colleagues, shoots himself

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PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 21, 2019, 01.48 PM (IST)

Three CRPF personnel were killed Wednesday after a colleague allegedly shot them after an altercation at their camp in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. 

The alleged fratricide took place at around 10 pm when constable Ajit Kumar shot three of his colleagues with his service rifle at the 187th battalion camp in the Battal Ballian area of Udhampur, they said. 

The officials said Kumar shot himself after killing his colleagues. They added that Kumar was critical.

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 shooting, the officials said, was triggered by an altercation.

Senior CRPF and police officials had rushed to the spot, they added.