Rewa (Madhya Pradesh): In a shocking incident, sub-inspector Brijraj Singh shot Civil Line TI Hitendra Nath Sharma inside the police station premises in Rewa on Thursday. Singh, later, reportedly fired at himself as well and was in an inebriated state at the time of the incident.
Sharma has been admitted to Minerva Hospital in a critical condition following the incident. The incident has caused much chaos in the police station.
According to information, city's Civil Line station in-charge Hitendra Nath Sharma was severely injured after sub-inspector BR Singh, posted in the police line, shot two bullets at his chest inside the TI's chamber.
According to local reports, after the incident, accused BR Singh imprisoned himself in TI's chamber.
Singh fired a round or two, since multiple sounds emanated from the inspector's chamber, he said.
Other officials said the chamber has been sealed so that Singh does not venture out since there is apprehension he might fire at colleagues since he is angry and intoxicated.
Injuries near neck
Asked what led to the firing incident, Rewa Superintendent of Police (SP) Vivek Singh said he will provide details later.
When contacted over the phone and asked about the condition of Sharma, Rewa Deputy Inspector General of Police Mithlesh Shukla said, "I am in the hospital," and did not speak further.
According to a local scribe who visited the hospital treating the inspector, he has sustained injury near his neck and is being operated upon.
Resentment over getting shifted to police line
A police personnel who did not wish to be identified said Singh, before firing at Sharma at around 3pm, spoke something about the latter getting him shifted to the "police line" (terminology for off-field duty, generally a form of punishment).
The written order of Singh being transferred to police line had not come in though he was verbally informed, this personnel said on condition of anonymity.
The official claimed Singh resented taking orders from Sharma, adding that on Thursday the former had come to work after four days and straightaway entered the inspector's chamber.
With inputs from agencies