Two die in firing at Air Force station in Mumbai

Tuesday, 27 May 2014 - 11:00am IST | Agency: DNA

A sentry, while on duty at the Air Force station in Santacruz, Mumbai, fired seven rounds from his rifle at his colleagues, killing two and injuring two others.

After the incident suspect, RS Yadav fled from the spot. The Nirmal Nagar police managed to arrest Yadav from Goregaon area and are questioning him further.

"The incident took place around 1.30am on Tuesday at Air Force's signal unit located at service road on Western Express highway in Santacruz East. Duty sentry R Yadav allegedly fired seven rounds at his colleagues with his rifle. The other guards were sleeping nearby gate. Two were killed on the spot while two others are seriously injured," informed deputy commissioner of police Namdev Chavan, zone VIII.

The guards were immediately rushed to VN Desai hospital where two of them, Somdatta and HK Singh, were declared dead. "One of the injured guards is currently receiving treatment in VN Desai hospital while another was shifted to navy hospital in  Coloba" said police official.

There were a total of seven men on guard duty at the time of the incident.

After firing other jawans nearby nabbed Yadav and snatched his rifle. But Yadav managed to run away in uniform.  The injured have been identified as Bhimsingh and Thapa.


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