Jammu, July 25: A soldier who ensures safety of the nation and a proud to the country forgot the meaning the brotherhood by stabbing his colleague at an outpost border in Jammu district and fled with the help of a light machine gun (LMG) after the incident.
“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 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 informed that 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 said.
A high alert has been issued to chase the missing trooper. Police in neighbouring Punjab has also been alerted to trace the accused.