Two Indian BSF troops killed in fratricidal incident in Tripura

Agartala (Tripura, India), September 24 (KMS): Two Indian Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed and a senior officer was injured in a fratricidal shootout in the Indian state of Tripura.

The incident took place near the border fence gate at Khagracheri post of the force in Karbook sub-division of Gomati district near the Bangladesh border.

Head constable Satbir Singh and constable Pratap Singh, belonging to the 20th battalion, were killed in the “fratricidal cross firing” following a minor altercation, said a BSF spokesperson for its Tripura frontier, headquartered in Salbagan, Agartala.

A senior official said Pratap Singh allegedly shot at Satbir Singh, who died on the spot. Pratap Singh was later killed by a sentry deployed at the post, he said.

The post commander, Sub Inspector Ram Kumar, suffered bullet injuries on both his legs as constable Pratap Singh fired at him too, he said.

“A departmental inquiry is being conducted to find out the cause of the incident and an FIR has been lodged at Silacheri police station,” the spokesperson said.

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