Updated: Sun, 27 Nov 2022 08:33 AM IST
Two jawans of the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) were killed and two others were injured in a clash among themselves. The injured were admitted to Porbandar civil hospital. Hailing from Manipur, the four soldiers were lodged at a cyclone relief centre in Tukda Gosa village, which is about 25 kilometres from Porbandar.
The district election officer and Porbandar collector, Ashok M Sharma, said that these jawans belong to a battalion from Manipur. They were sent here by the Election Commission of India ahead of next month's Gujarat Assembly elections.
"A jawan opened fire from his assault rifle on his colleagues over some unknown issue on Saturday evening. While two jawans died on the spot, two others were injured. They were shifted to a hospital in Jamnagar. One of them received a bullet injury in his stomach and the other was hit on his leg," Sharma said, adding that further investigation will be carried out by the police as quoted by news agency PTI.
The reason behind the fight is yet to be ascertained.
The voting in the district will be held during the first phase of the election, on December 1. The results of the assembly polls will be declared on December 8.