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CISF trooper who killed two colleagues, alleges 'professiol harassment'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 March 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Ratgiri (Maharashtra), March 2: A CISF trooper deployed at the Ratgiri power plant who gunned down two colleagues and injured himself and his pregnt wife here, has claimed he lost his mental balance as he was “professiolly harassed”. Speaking to the media from hospital in Chiplun, Harishkumar Goud, 36, alleged that he and some others were being perpetually put on night duty by their seniors and subjected to harassment at work, resulting in the extreme step out of frustration late on Tuesday night.

He further claimed that he did not fire at his pregnt wife and she was accidentally injured by a bullet when she got in the way. He said his complaints to seniors went unheeded. The incident happened at the Ratgiri Gas & Power Pvt. Ltd. when Goud got into a heated argument and shot two of his colleagues around dinner time, an official of Guhagar Police told IANS. The dead are assistant sub-inspector Balu G. Shinde, 58, of Malangaon in Sangli district of Maharashtra and P. Raneesh, 29 of Kerala.

After the firing, Goud allegedly threatened an on-duty Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) official Balwan Bajesingh to keep his mouth shut. Later, when his colleagues brought Goud’s 30-year-old wife, Priyanka, in an advanced stages of pregncy, to calm him, he reportedly got into a fierce argument with her for almost an hour. Suddenly, Goud fired and injured his wife and also shot himself. Later, his colleagues rushed the couple to a hospital in Chiplun early Wednesday. Goud and his wife are now out of danger and recuperating in a private hospital. Ratgiri police have lodged cases including that of murder, attempt to murder and arms act against Goud, who hails from Madhya Pradesh.

An official of RGPPL — formerly known as Enron Power Project — said that Goud was under psychiatric treatment since sometime but denied knowledge of his allegations of ‘professiol harassment’ at the workplace. However, the official could not explain how Goud was deployed with arms when he was under psychiatric treatment and said it was the CISF’s responsibility. Senior CISF officials rushed to the site to enquire into the tragedy. In May 2003, a CISF jawan posted at Mumbai Airport, Rajrayan mdeo had shot dead his senior who refused to grant him leave. He was later dismissed from service and charged with murder. (IANS)

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