An Indian Army soldier posted close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district was shot dead by a colleague following a verbal spat on Monday night.
Mukesh Kumar of the 33 Rashtriya Rifles was killed in Kalal area, about 150 km from Jammu, near the LoC. “According to the report lodged with the police, Mukesh Kumar and Ratinder Kumar of 33 Rashtriya Rifles, posted in Kalal area, had a tiff around 11.30pm on Monday,” said Rajouri senior superintendent of police Mubassir Latifi.
Following the tiff, Ratinder Kumar sprayed bullets at Mukesh Kumar from his AK 47 rifle, killing him instantly. Ratinder was later overpowered by other colleagues. The army is inquiring into the incident.
A week ago, a paramilitary Sashatra Suraksha Bal (SSB) trooper had shot dead two colleagues and injured two others in Kishtwar.