Bathinda Military station killing: Army Jawan confesses to killing four colleagues

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After sustained interrogation, Gunner Desai Mohan, who was arrested by the Punjab Police on Monday has confessed his involvement in the killing of four of his colleagues in Bathinda Military station, said the Indian Army.

As per statement by the Headquarters of South Western Command, Gunner Desai Mohan confessed to his involvement in stealing an INSAS rifle and killing four of his colleagues.

“Initial investigations indicate that this was apparently due to personal reasons/animosity” said the statement.

The Army Statement also informed that the accused has confessed that on April 9 he stole the weapon along with a filled magazine.

It said, “On 12 April 2023 at around 0430 hours, while he was on sentry duty, he recovered the weapon from its hiding place, moved to the first floor, and killed all four personnel while they were asleep”.

“The individual then proceeded to throw the weapon into the sewage pit. The weapon and additional ammunition have been recovered from the sewage pit” it said.

“The Indian Army practices zero tolerance to such acts of indiscipline and is committed to ensure that the guilty will get punished as per law” said the statement.

The Army also said all possible assistance is being provided to Punjab Police and other agencies for early conclusion of investigations.

Mohan is currently in police custody and further details are being ascertained, it said, adding that there was no terror angle as speculated earlier in some media reports.

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