A BSF inspector, who had come for poll duty during the May 16 Assembly election, was shot dead allegedly by a jawan here following an argument over leave late last night, police said.
Inspector Ram Gopal Meena (45) from Rajasthan was shot allegedly by Umesh Prasad Singh using his service rifle, police said.
Meena was rushed to a hospital, but he succumbed to injuries on the way.
The incident occurred around 11.30 PM. The BSF personnel, who had come to Kerala as part of central forces for deployment during election, were staying at the Islamic Academy, a higher secondary school at Kottakal near Vatakara in Kozhikode district.
The police informed that Umesh is absconding since then and that case has been filed under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
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