Army Major shot dead by jawan in Kashmir's Uri sector

Army Major shot dead by jawan in Kashmir's Uri sector

Army Major shot dead by jawan in Kashmir's Uri sector

A junior soldier in the Indian Army on Tuesday shot dead a superior officer after he was allegedly told to stop using his mobile phone.

The jawan reportedly fired five bullets at Thapa.

Major Thapa belonged to 71 Armoured Regiment but was now attached with 8 Rashtriya Rifles, Indian Army's elite counter-insurgency unit deployed in the Uri sector, located close to the Line of Control (LoC).

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Shikhar Thapa belonged to the Indian army's elite counter-insurgency unit deployed in the valley, it said. Thapa had reprimanded the soldier for using his mobile phone while on duty in a sensitive area, reported Hindustan Times.

The soldier became angry after his phone got damaged while it was being confiscated.

Confirming the killing, Army officials said they are investigating the details of the incident. Further investigations in the case are being carried out.

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