Three India Reserve Battalion personnel shot dead by colleague in Jharkhand

GUMLA, JHARKHAND: In an incident of fratricide, three personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) deputed on poll duty were shot dead by a colleague in Gumla district of Jharkhand hours before Lok Sabha polls began in the area today.
Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti said an assistant sub-inspector, a hawaldar and a constable of IRB were shot dead by a constable named Bikas Tiwary on Wednesday night at Gurdari area of the district.
Tiwari fled with his rifle after the incident and the reason behind the incident was being investigated, he said.
The identity of the killed personnel was being established, he added. Gumla is under Lohardaga (ST) LS seat.
—PTI