Six personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were killed and two others injured in Chhattisgarh today after one of the soldiers allegedly opened fire at his colleagues, the police said. The soldier who opened fire shot himself.

The incident took place at around 9 am at an ITBP camp in Narayanpur district, around 350 km from state capital Raipur, Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Sundarraj P told news agency PTI.

According to early reports, an ITBP soldier allegedly fired at his colleagues with his service weapon, killing five of them and injuring two others, he said.

While the reason for the dispute is unclear, it is suspected that he was upset with not getting leave. A probe has been ordered.

The injured person was being shifted to a nearby hospital.

A senior police officer was rushed to the spot where the firing took place, Mr. Sundarraj said.

(With inputs from ndtv)