Army Major Shot Dead By Jawan In J&K Over Mobile Phone Dispute

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Srinagar: An Army Major was on Tuesday shot dead by a jawan following an altercation in the Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, the police said.

An Army jawan shot dead Major Shikhar Thapa with his service rifle at Butcher Post in the Uri sector, a police official said.

The jawan was found using the mobile phone on duty.  During the duty check, Major Thapa scolded the jawan and warned him about his act. When the phone was snatched from him, the jawan allegedly shot Major Thapa five times, killing him on spot.

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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.