Two CRPF troopers shoot each other, one dead, the other injured

July 26th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS  


New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper was killed and another critically injured here Saturday when they shot each other with their service rifles, the police said. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. at the CRPF camp within the premises of Mayur Vihar police station in east Delhi.

“Head constable P.C. Yadav and constable Rajveer Singh fired at each other with their service rifles.

“Yadav died on the spot while Singh is admitted in Guru Tegh Bahadur Hospital where his condition is stated to be critical. The cause for the firing incident yet to be known,” said CRPF Commandant Ravideep Sahi.

“On hearing the gunshots, other troopers rushed towards them and found them lying in a pool of blood.

“A company of CRPF was deployed in the area this month to manage the rush of kanwariyas (followers of Lord Shiva who use this route at this time of the year to return from their pilgrimage to Hardwar, carrying holy water). The troopers had returned from their night duty,” Sahi added.

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