Chhatisgarh Deputy Inspector General (Anti-Naxal operations) Sundarraj Patilingam informed that 2 Chhattisgarh Armed Forces (CAF) jawans were shot dead by their colleague at CAF camp in Mingachal, Bijapur. He said, "Accused jawan Sanjay Nishad is being interrogated by police. Bodies have been sent for postmortem. Probe is underway." Talking about the death of Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Santosh Punem he further added, "His body was recovered in Bijapur today. Information collected suggests he was killed by Maoists. Punem had contributions in road construction work. Not yet ascertained why he was killed by Naxals."