CRPF officer kills self after shooting dead senior in Delhi

Published: Jul 25, 2020, 11:53 IST | IANS | New Delhi

The incident took place around 10.30 p.m. at 61, Lodhi Estate, a bungalow allotted to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

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A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sub-inspector shot dead another CRPF inspector with his AK 47 service weapon before committing suicide in Delhi's posh Lodhi Estate area late on Friday night, police said. It is assumed that the officers allegedly had a fight moments before the incident. The incident took place around 10.30 p.m. at 61, Lodhi Estate, a bungalow allotted to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

When the police team reached the spot, they found that the inspector had just opened the tiffin to have food when he was shot while the body of the other CRPF officer was lying on the floor. Both the officers had gunshot wounds and were dead by the time the police team reached the spot, they said.

"We are investigating what led to the extreme step taken by the officer. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem", said a senior police officer.

Preliminary investigations revealed that there was a scuffle between the two officers, which escalated and led to Sub-inspector Karnail Singh shooting at his colleague Dashrath Singh. Both shared the room. The sub-inspector was from Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir, while the inspector was from Rohtak in Haryana.

"In a fratricidal event last night, one SI of 122 Bn of CRPF shot dead an Inspector of the same Bn before getting himself shot with his service weapon. The incident at 61, Lodhi Estate is an aberration which seems to have been committed on the spur of the moment. An enquiry has been ordered to establish the facts of the matter and will be taken to its logical end. Meanwhile, senior officers of the Force have rushed to the spot and handling the situation," said M. Dhinakaran, DIG, CRPF.

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