Fratricidal incident: 2 CRPF men killed, 2 injured in Jharkhand

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Ranchi: In an alleged fratricidal incident in Jharkhand, two CRPF personnel, including an officer, were killed and as many injured, officials said.

The killings took place at the ‘charlie’ company of the 226th battalion of the force in Bokaro, the officials said. The injured troops were evacuated to the state capital.

Reports said senior CRPF and state police officials have rushed to the spot. “The reason for the incident is not known as of now. An inquiry has been ordered,” a senior CRPF officer said.

The officials said an Assistant Commandant-rank officer and an Assistant Sub-Inspector were killed while two troops injured in the fratricidal incident that occurred at 9:30 PM on Monday night.

The officials further stated that the alleged perpetrator is amongst the injured. The unit was deployed for polls in the state where voting for two phases were completed and three more are to go.

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