CRPF constable killed in accidental firing Raipur, Nov 7 (PTI) A Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF)

CRPF constable killed in accidental firing Raipur, Nov 7 (PTI) A Central Reserve Police Force(CRPF) constable was killed on Thursday in an accidentalfiring during an exercise at his unit's camp in Sukma districtof Chhattisgarh, a police official said.

The constable, Nilu Dala Behra, suffered injuries inthe incident and later died, he said.

'Constable Nilu Behra belonged to the CRPF's 217thbattalion,' Deputy Inspector General (anti-naxal operations)Sundarraj P told PTI.

As per preliminary information, Behra suffered bulletinjuries following an accidental discharge of fire while ademo exercise was underway, he said.

The incident took place around 11 am at the camp of217th battalion of the CRPF in the Konta police station area,around 500km from state capital Raipur, Sundarraj said.

He was immediately rushed to a local hospital and wasairlifted to Raipur for further treatment, the IPS officersaid.

However, the constable succumbed to injuries whilebeing taken to the hospital in Raipur, he said.

'As of now, its not clear whether he died in theaccidental firing from his own service rifle or from theweapon of his colleague,' the DIG said.

However, another CRPF official said Behra sufferedbullet injuries in the accidental discharge of fire from therifle of a colleague taking part in the exercise.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident, theofficial said. PTI TKPRSY RSY