The Punjab Police has registered a case against two unidentified persons in connection with the firing and killing of four jawans at Bathinda Military Station.
The missing INSAS rifle has also been recovered. Major Ashutosh Shukla of 80 Medium Regiment told the police that a ward worker of his unit informed that the four soldiers were sleeping in their barracks at around 4.30 am. Then two unknown people entered the barrack and started firing indiscriminately.
According to the ward worker, both the attackers were in white kurta-pyjama. They covered his mouth and head. One of them had a rifle while the other had an ax in his hand.
It is being told that after killing four jawans, the attackers were knocking on the door of the fifth jawan’s room but they could not succeed as it was locked from inside. After this both of them ran away to the forest.
Gunner Desai Mohan gave him full details of the firing. He sent Captain Shantanu there. When he reached the barrack, the dead bodies of Santosh and Kamlesh were lying in the first room. There were marks of bullets on the bodies. Insas shells were scattered nearby.
The barracks of the jawans working here have been built in front of the officer’s mess. After the duty was over on Tuesday night, the soldiers had gone to their barracks.