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One dead as CISF jawan opens fire near Kolkata museum

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One person died after a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) jawan randomly opened fire at Kid Street Barrack, near Indian Museum in Kolkata Saturday evening.

The incident took place around 6.30 pm after the jawan at the CISF barracks near the Indian museum reportedly started firing indiscriminately from his service rifle. Two jawans were shot at and one of them died, police said.

The gunman who opened fire could not be traced till 8.30 pm, according to Lalbazar police officials.

However, a special force of Kolkata police has launched a search operation within and outside the barrack for the killer jawan. Police Commissioner of Kolkata police Binit Goyel rushed to the spot and is monitoring the operation.

After the news spread, many people gathered in front of the barrack. Police used public address system to disperse the mob.

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