An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldier shot dead his colleague during a scuffle inside a camp in Bandipora district of occupied Kashmir late on Monday night, police said on Tuesday.
According to Hindustan Times, a senior district police officer confirmed the news and said the police are investigating the incident at Madar area, which appears to be a case of fratricidal killing.
A spokesperson of the BSF said that head constable Chandrabhan of Haryana was killed in the incident. Indian major was shot dead by soldier for reprimanding use of cell phone on duty
“Police is investigating the matter and the alleged suspect, a jawan, has been handed over. Further details will be clear after investigation,” the spokesperson said. Suicides and fratricides among security forces personnel posted in held Kashmir are not uncommon.
In July, an Indian Army soldier posted in Uri sector pumped five bullets into a major, killing him on the spot after he was reprimanded by him over cellphone usage at the sensitive post.