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Army jawan misfires, kills self

A jawan was killed in an accidental misfire from his own gun during practice at the Khanpur firing range here, an army officer said on Thursday.

chandigarh Updated: Aug 23, 2012 19:15 IST
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A jawan was killed in an accidental misfire from his own gun during practice at the Khanpur firing range here, an army officer said on Thursday .

Signalman Ravi Shanker was hit by "unfired" practice bullet in his chest during the firing exercise at Khanpur firing range in the outskirts of Jammu city on Wednesday, the officer said adding that he later died.

Ravi had to fire 15 bullets during the practice, but could only fire 14 practice bullet and one got stuck up on the gun, he said.

After the firing practice, gun went off and the bullet hit him.

The body of the deceased jawan, who belonged to Bihar, will be handed over to his family who would reach the camp on Thursday.