Rashtriya Rifles Trooper kills four colleagues

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Old 29-Apr-2011
Rashtriya Rifles Trooper kills four colleagues

Srinagar: A trooper of the Rashtriya Rifles went on a shooting spree inside a camp in the Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir Thursday, killing four of his colleagues, including an officer.

The incident in the Panzgam camp took place around 6am when the trooper started firing from his service weapon.

Three troopers and a junior commissioned officer were killed before he could be disarmed, police said.

"Another trooper was also injured in the shooting incident before the jawan was overpowered and disarmed," a police officer told IANS. Lt Col J.S. Brar, spokesperson of the army's 15th Corps, said an inquiry had been ordered into the latest incident.


There have been several incidents of shoot-outs and suicides among security forces in Jammu and Kashmir since armed violence broke out in 1990.

Continued deployment under hostile conditions, separation from families, and lack of recreational facilities are among the factors believed to be a cause of such incidents among security forces.

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