CISF constable in Bihar shoots dead four colleagues

Those killed have been identified as Bacha Sharma, Amarnath Mishra (both head constables), GS Ram (assistant sub inspector) and Arvind Ram (havildar)

CISF constable in Bihar shoots dead four colleagues

A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan allegedly killed four fellow-soldiers with his service rifle on Thursday at a power plant in Bihar’s Aurangabad district, officials said.

Constable Balveer Singh, hailing from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, fired upon his colleagues after an argument killing on the spot, while two others assistant sub-inspector G.S. Ram and head constable Arvind Kumar later succumbed to grievous injuries in a nearby hospital.


Those killed have been identified as Bacha Sharma, Amarnath Mishra (both head constables), GS Ram (assistant sub inspector) and Arvind Ram (havildar). The accused has been handed over to the police and CISF has launched an internal inquiry into the matter.

According to reports, the incident took place when the victims and some others had assembled for a shift change. Balveer, who had recently undergone a month-and-half-long de-stressing course in Yoga, was reportedly agitated over an administrative issue regarding his leave after he resumed duty on 4 January.

Officials said the trooper was sent for a special yoga session between 10 November and 24 December last year at the CISF’s training institute in Deoli in Rajasthan. Following that he had gone on leave to his home before resuming duty on 4 January.

Singh had joined the CISF in 2008 and there was no record of indiscipline of rash behaviour from him prior to this incident.