Security personnel stand by after a CISF jawan shot dead his superior and injured another officer at the Indian Museum in Kolkata, Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022. (PTI photo)
Kolkata: A CISF jawan shot dead his superior and injured another officer at the Indian Museum in Kolkata on Saturday, officials said.
He said the jawan used his AK 47 rifle to kill an officer of the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspector while an officer of the rank of Assistant Commandant sustained a minor bullet injury.
Head Constable AK Mishra surrendered after CISF Inspector General (South East) Sudhir Kumar reached the spot and appealed to him to lay down the gun.
It is alleged that the accused jawan grabbed the weapon from his colleague and emptied the entire magazine.
The incident took place at around 6:45 pm in the barracks of the museum, which is India’s “oldest and largest” facility.
The CISF took over the armed security of the museum in December 2019.
The museum, located in the heart of Kolkata, is an autonomous institution under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Culture.