On Saturday, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan opened fire inside the Indian Museum in Kolkata. According to officials, he killed one of his colleagues and seriously injured another inside the museum’s barracks.
The CISF personnel used his service weapon, an AK-47, to fire 15 rounds into the museum, shooting an assistant sub-inspector and a CISF head constable. One of the two injured men was taken to the state-run SSKM Hospital, where he died.
The jawan was disarmed and arrested, a Kolkata Police officer said.
The museum was closed down, and combat forces and CISF personnel entered the museum to bring the jawan under control.
“The incident occurred around 6.30 p.m. One CISF jawan was killed, and another was seriously injured. We have arrested the accused “Vineet Goyal, the Commissioner of Police stated.
The place is located at 1-Park Street in Kolkata, was founded in 1814 and is the largest multipurpose museum not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in the Asia-Pacific region of the world.
It is an autonomous organisation under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Culture.