They went berserk after being told to stand in a queue for performing puja at the famous pilgrim spot in Guwahati
Border Security Force (BSF) personnel on Sunday opened fire inside the famous Kamakhya temple in Guwahati, Assam injuring several people, including three priests, after a scuffle with temple officials, police said.
The BSF men, when asked to stand in a queue for performing puja, went berserk and started beating up priests and pilgrims.
The situation went out of control when the security personnel started firing from their arms injuring at least four people, including three priests. The BSF men then destroyed several shops around the temple premises causing panic among hundreds of people who had thronged the temple. One of the BSF personnel was injured and admitted to the Guwahati Neurological Research Centre, Senior Superintendent of Police Nitul Gogoi said.
The Kamakhya temple is one of the most venerated Shakti shrines in India. It is located near Guwahati. Assam traditionally has been associated with tantric practices and Shakti worship.