BSF man kills 2 seniors, self

From Our Correspondent

 GUWAHATI: Three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel were left dead following a shoot-out incident among themselves at a border outpost located on the river border between India and Bangladesh in Dhubri sector of Western Assam.

The incident occurred at around 10.30 A.M. on Thursday. Senior BSF officials from the Frontier Headquarter in Guwahati and Sector Headquarter in Dhubri rushed to the outpost following the incident.

A senior official in the frontier headquarter here informed that a constable of the BSF gunned down two Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASI) of the border force posted at the border outpost. The constable then shot himself too.

The constable, who was posted as a cook at Hatichar border outpost, apparently got into some heated exchange of words with his two seniors, following which he picked up a rifle and shot down two ASIs. The two ASIs have been identified as Surender Kumar and Babul Lal.

The constable who later committed suicide has been identified as Prabhakar Mishra.

The incident occurred at a time when most other BSF personnel at the Hatichar post had gone out on patrolling along the river border in the morning shift. The reason that led to the argument between the cook and the two officers and subsequent killings was not immediately known.The two slain assistant sub-inspectors hail from Haryana and Uttar Pradesh respectively, while the constable is from Bihar.

Hatichar, a char (river isle), which is located on the India-Bangladesh border in the middle of the river Brahmaputra is about an hour by speedboat from Dhubri town of Western Assam, the sector headquarters of the BSF in western Assam.