West Bengal / Trooper on poll duty in Bengal opens fire inside CRPF camp

Zee News : May 02, 2019, 02:28 PM

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper on Thursday opened fire inside his camp in Baghnan in West Bengal, killing one and injuring two others in what could be a case of fratricide. He was deputed in Howrah on poll duty.

Lakshmikant Barman reportedly fired 18 rounds which killed a fellow trooper - identified as Bholanath Das, while two others were injured in the incident. While the injured have been rushed to a hospital for medical assistance, Barman has been taken into custody.

The reason for Barman firing inside the CRPF camp is not clear yet.