5 BSF jawans were killed, one injured in Amritsar

5 BSF jawans were killed, one injured  in Amritsar

Amritsar: Five Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were killed after one of jawan opened fire on the other four on Sunday morning in Punjab's Amritsar, according to reports. 

The shooter, identified as constable Satteppa S K, was among those killed in the tragedy. Another BSF soldier was wounded and is in critical condition.

The incident occurred in the force's mess in the Khasa area, roughly 15 kilometres from the Attari-Wagah border crossing on the India-Pakistan international front.

It is unclear whether Satteppa shot himself or was shot at by others. An investigation has been launched. Senior border force officers went to the scene.

Between 9.30 and 9.45 a.m., the incident occurred. According to an officer, constable Sateppa SK allegedly opened fire on five of his colleagues. The victims were employees of the constable and head constable levels.

The official spokesperson did not respond to the question of what prompted the accused to shoot at his coworkers. Those killed in the incident are accused constable SK Satteppa of Karnataka, head constables DS Toraskar of Maharashtra, Baljinder Kumar of Haryana's Panipat, Rattan Singh of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ram Binod of Bihar.