Sambalpur: A Jawan of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) succumbed to bullet injuries at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla today.
Sources said gunshots were heard on the premises of the Jujumara CRPF camp in Sambalpur at around 3 pm today. A Jawan, identified as Buta Singh was found lying in a pool of blood and was rushed to VIMSAR in a critical condition.
It is yet to be ascertained whether it was a case of accidental firing or someone opened fire at the Jawan intentionally or he attempted suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle.
Singh had received three bullet injuries on his body, sources added.