Agartala: Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and another was injured following an altercation between two soldiers along the Indo-Bangla border in the Gomati district of Tripura on Thursday evening.

According to police sources, two BSF jawans got into an altercation while patrolling the border. In a fit of rage, a young constable shot and killed his senior colleague. From there, he returned to the camp, firing indiscriminately. 

“The camp in charge was shot in the leg. The camp sentry fired two rounds at him to repel the frantic BSF jawan. The soldier died on the spot. The injured BSF jawan has been shifted to GBP Hospital, Agartala. He is undergoing treatment and is out of danger,” the official said. 

“The incident took place at Khagrachari BOP under Shilachhari police station in Gomati district at around 6.30 pm on Thursday evening,” Gomati district police superintendent Sashwat Kumar also rushed to the spot.

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According to BSF sources, Head Constable Satvir Singh and Constable Pratap Singh of BSF 20 Battalion working at Khagrachari BOP under Shilachhari Police Station in Gomati district went on patrol at the Indo-Bangla border at around 5.15 pm on Thursday. 

“They got into an argument while patrolling the border. Later, constable Pratap Singh shot dead Head Constable Satvir Singh with his service rifle. Returning to the camp in a state of frenzy, he started firing randomly. In it, camp in-charge sub-inspector Ram Kumar was shot in the leg. Sensing the dire situation, the on-duty sentry fired two rounds at Pratap Singh in which he was killed on the spot,” a BSF official on condition of anonymity said.

Meanwhile, injured sub-inspector Ram Kumar was first taken to Gomati district hospital. However, doctors referred him to Gobind Ballabh Pant (GBP) Hospital as his condition was critical.

Police recovered two bodies and sent them to the hospital for autopsy. Upon receiving the news of the incident, the Gomati District Superintendent of Police and BSF IG rushed to the spot. Police have already launched an investigation. Evidence is being collected to find out the reason behind the incident. The police also conducted interrogations.

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