Overworked constable opens fire inside Amritsar BSF mess in anger, 5 dead including shooter, 1 critical

Bullets were fired at the BSF mess in Amritsar on Sunday, March 6. Five jawans, including the shooter, have been confirmed dead and many others have been reportedly injured. They have been admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital

As many as five Border Security Forces (BSF) jawans died after bullets were fired at the BSF mess in Amritsar’s Khasa village. The incident took place on Sunday, March 6.

The BSF constable, Sattepa from Maharashtra, who allegedly opened fire inside the BSF mess in Amritsar, is also reportedly dead. One of the injured jawans is in critical condition.

As of now, the dead bodies of four BSF jawans have reached the hospital. Many others are reported to be seriously injured due to the incident.

BSF officials, in a statement, said, “In an unfortunate incident, 5 BSF troops were injured on March 6, due to fratricide committed by Ct Satteppa SK at HQ 144 Bn Khasa, Amritsar. Ct Satteppa SK was also injured in the incident. Out of the 6 injured, 5, including Ct Satteppa, have lost their lives. One of the injured is critical. A court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the facts.”

The statement also confirmed that more details would follow. Meanwhile, all the injured people have been admitted to Guru Nanak Dev Hospital. Police have started an investigation into the case.


It is said that the constable was being overworked and he was given continuous duty on a daily basis. He had become very upset by this. On Saturday, he had an argument with a senior BSF officer, but to no avail. On Sunday morning, Setappa was on duty, and in anger, he started firing with his rifle.

Hearing gunshots, other soldiers started running. Nine people were shot. While 4 jawans died on the spot, Kattpa shot himself.

On coming to know about this, top police and BSF officials reached the spot. The injured were immediately admitted to a private hospital.

The police have started preparations to take possession of the bodies for post-mortem. The families of the dead and injured are being informed.

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