While on an official leave, a BSF jawan returned to his post secretly and stabbed one of his colleagues at an outpost on the international border in Jammu district on Sunday.
The BSP trooper, identified as Rajeev Rajan, escaped with a light machine gun following the attack.
“A BSF jawan identified as Rajeev Ranjan, resident of Darbanga, Bihar, stabbed another jawan identified as Raghubir Singh, resident of Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir at Beli Azmat post in the Kanachak area of the international border in Jammu district,” a senior police officer said.
“Rajeev Rajan later escaped with a LMG and ten magazines. Both the troopers belong to 89 battalion of the BSF,” the officer added.
The officer said Rajeev Rajan had been sanctioned leave with effect from July 21.
“Initial investigations reveal he did not leave for his home on July 21, but was hiding after leaving the post till he managed to return secretly to stab his colleague and decamp with the LMG.
“The injured trooper has been shifted to hospital and investigations have been started into the incident,” the officer noted.
A high alert has been sounded to trace the missing trooper. Police in neighbouring Punjab has also been alerted to trace the missing trooper.