KOLKATA: A CISF jawan was killed and another severely injured after a CISF constable opened fire at the CISF Barrack inside Indian Museum on Saturday evening.
The assailant armed with an AK 47 was nabbed by Kolkata Police personnel after a one and half hour-long operation by a team of Kolkata police officers who had entered the museum wearing bulletproof jackets to neutralise the attacker.
The incident took place around 6:45pm in the barracks at the museum, which is India’s “oldest and largest” such facility.
The deceased has been identified as Ranjit Sarangi.
The CISF took over the armed security of the museum in December 2019.
The museum, located in the heart of Kolkata, is an autonomous organisation under the administrative control of the Union Ministry of Culture.
(With inputs from PTI)