Jammu and Kashmir: Army officer shot dead by jawan in Uri sector

J&K Rashtriya Rifles officer shot dead by jawan in Uri sector

An army major was shot dead by his subordinate following an altercation over the use of cellphone in Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday.

According to the police, Major Shikar Thapa of 8 Rashtriya Rifles, posted at Buchar post near Line of Control, was sacked upon allegedly by Naik Kathiresan G after an altercation over some dispute.

The incident reportedly took place after a scuffle broke out when the jawan's superior pulled him up for using mobile phone while on duty. However, the phone got damaged while being confiscated. "An argument ensued between the officer and the soldier who then fired two bullets at Thapa from behind", said the report.

The deceased soldier has been identified as Major Shikhar Thapa of 71 Armoured Regiment of the 8 Rashtriya Rifles. Indian Army is likely to issue a statement today.

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