West Bengal: Soldier open fire in Howrah, kills colleague, injures 2 others

  • | Thursday | 2nd May, 2019

While police officials didn’t reveal the reason behind the shootout, local police sources said the accused was under tremendous mental stress. The jawan was under mental stress,” said an official. Police sources said Barman’s family members were informed about his mental health and they were apparently on their way to Howrah. An FIR has been lodged and the accused jawan has been arrested”, ADG (law and order) Siddhi Nath Gupta told Indian Express. Police sources said that Assam Rifles soldier Lakshmikant Barman, who was stationed in Bagnan for poll duty, opened 13 rounds of fire from two Insas Rifles at the camp, killing a jawan and injuring two others.

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