An army jawan shot dead two colleagues before committing suicide in Dharamshala cantonment in Himachal Pradesh in the wee hours on Monday.
“A soldier of 18 Sikh Regiment ran amok in the early hours shooting two of his colleagues before killing himself,” a Kangra police official said.
“The incident took place around 2:15 am inside the cantonment,” he added.
The commanding officer of 18 Sikh Regiment, Col Navdeep Brar, when contacted, said prima facie it seems Jasbir Singh, who was on guard duty, had an argument with the other two soldiers after coming back, and shot them in a fit of rage. Later he turned the gun on himself.
Sepoy Jasbir Singh fired at Havaldar Hardeep Singh and Naik Harpal Singh with his INSAS rifle before shooting himself.
Jasbir Singh had joined the Army a year and half ago, while Hardeep Singh and Harpal Singh had completed 23 and 18 years of service, respectively.
Additional Superintendent of Police Badri Singh, who is on the spot, said a forensic team from Regional Forensic Science Laboratory (RFSL) Dharamshala, has reached the crime scene to collect vital evidence.
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 he added.