In an incident of fratricide, three personnel of India Reserve Battalion (IRB) deputed on poll duty were shot dead by a colleague in Gumla district of Jharkhand hours before Lok Sabha polls began in the area today.
Superintendent of Police Bhimsen Tuti said an assistant sub-inspector, a hawaldar and a constable of IRB were shot dead by a constable named Bikas Tiwary last night at Gurdari area of the district. Palamau Superintendent of Police YS Ramesh said Tiwari surrendered at the Mediningar police station along with his weapon. He was arrested
The identity of the killed personnel was being established, he added.
Gumla is under Lohardaga(ST) Lok Sabha seat.