In a bizarre incident, an army man shot dead two army personnel before committing suicide in Dharamshala cantonment area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh early morning on Monday.
“Army jawan of 18 Sikh Regiment stationed at Dharamshala ran amok in the early morning shooting two of his colleagues dead before killing himself,” a Kangra police official said.
“The incident took place at around 2:15 am inside the cantonment,” he added.
According to information, Sepoy Jasvir Singh fired at Havaldar Hardeep Singh and Naik Harpal Singh with his INSAS rifle before shooting himself.
Jasvir Singh had joined the Army a year and a half ago, while Hardeep Singh and Harpal Singh had completed 23 and 18 years of service, respectively.
“The circumstances in which Jasvir took the drastic step are yet to be ascertained,” the police official said.
Officials of military intelligence and Kangra police have reached the spot and investigation is going on.
The Kangra police have taken the bodies of the soldiers into their possession and postmortem will be conducted later in the day.