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5 jawans killed, 1 injured after constable opens fire inside BSF camp

Amritsar: Five Border Security Force (BSF) jawans were killed and one was injured as a BSF jawan opened fire at them at the BSF mess in Amritsar’s Khasa village on Sunday. A BSF jawan, Ct Satteppa S K, opened fire at his colleagues.  Five jawans including , Ct Satteppa lost their lives in the incident.

BSF has ordered a court of inquiry to ascertain the facts. As per reports,  constable Satteppa was upset for last few days as he was being overworked and he was given continuous duty on a daily basis. On Saturday, he engaged  in an argument with senior officers.

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Fratricidal incidents have become common among BSF jawans over the past few years. In September last year, two BSF personnel were killed and their senior officer was injured in a fratricidal incident at the Khagracheri post in Karbook sub-division of the Gomati district in Tripura.

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