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CRPF jawans are living under more stress? 18 fellow workers killed in 13 incidents since 2018

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In the Central Reserve Police Force since 2018, 18 people have died in 13 incidents of murder of a fellow worker by a jawan. In the wake of the recent incident of killing of fellow jawans by a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan in Chhattisgarh, the country’s largest paramilitary force has directed its ‘formations’ to find out the mental and emotional stress among the jawans. . Officials gave this information on Tuesday.

Four jawans were killed and three others were injured when a jawan opened fire on his comrades at a CRPF camp in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday. This advisory has been issued in the background of this incident. Since 2018, 18 people have died in 13 incidents of killing of a fellow worker by a jawan.

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Officials said that the guidelines and measures have been reiterated to detect mental and emotional stress among the jawans. Six people have died in five such incidents in the force this year. The CRPF Director General and other senior officers are visiting Chhattisgarh to take stock of the situation in the wake of the incident in Sukma on Monday. After the incident, a CRPF spokesperson had said that prima facie it appears that due to emotional stress caused by sudden psychological imbalance, constable Ritesh Ranjan lost his control and opened fire on his colleagues in anger.

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