Asked To Give Up Mobile Phone, Jawan Allegedly Shoots Dead Army Major

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Asked To Give Up Mobile Phone, Jawan Allegedly Shoots Dead Army Major

Army Major shot dead allegedly by jawan after dispute near Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir (file)

Srinagar:  An army major was shot dead late last night allegedly by a jawan after a dispute at a post near Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

According to the police, Major Shikhar Thapa of 8 Rashtriya Rifles, posted at Buchar post in Uri sector, was allegedly shot when he berated by Naik Kathiresan G for using his mobile phone on duty in a sensitive area.

When the phone was snatched from him, the jawan allegedly shot Major Thapa five times, killing him instantly.

Major Thapa belonged to the 71 Armoured Regiment but was attached to 8 Rashtriya Rifles, the army's elite counter-insurgency unit posted in Uri.
 

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