CHHATTISGARH: Arvind Kumar Pandey, a CRPF soldier was killed in an unfortunate incident in Temelwada camp under Chintagufa police station area.

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A soldier of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday was killed in an accidental fire from his service rifle in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, an official said.

The deceased was identified as head constable Arvind Kumar Pandey, who belonged to the CRPF’s 150th battalion.

“He died following an accidental discharge of fire from his service rifle AK 47 in the afternoon while a briefing to security personnel was in progress in Temelwada camp under Chintagufa police station area,” a CRPF official said.

“The bullet pierced his throat and exited through the head, in which he died on the spot,” he said.

Pandey belonged from Champaran district of Bihar.

The mortal remains of the jawan was being taken to Raipur from Sukma, he added.

An investigation is into the incident is being carried out, a local police official said.

(With inputs from PTI)

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