Soldier shot dead by colleague: Army

The patrol was on a tactical break, when two personnel entered into an argument leading to two rounds being fired and injuring one soldier, defence spokesperson said
Defence spokesperson Emron Masuvi said the incident took place at Lassipura village in the Kupwara district Monday afternoon. (Image for representational purpose)
Defence spokesperson Emron Masuvi said the incident took place at Lassipura village in the Kupwara district Monday afternoon. (Image for representational purpose)
Published on Sep 21, 2021 04:05 AM IST
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By HT Correspondent, Srinagar

An army soldier was shot dead by his colleague following an argument during a patrol in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Defence spokesperson Emron Masuvi said the incident took place at Lassipura village in the Kupwara district this afternoon.

“The patrol was on a tactical break, when two personnel entered into an argument leading to two rounds being fired and injuring one soldier,” the spokesman added.

“The injured soldier was immediately evacuated to the nearest military hospital, where he was declared brought dead,” he added.

He said an inquiry as per the laid down procedures has been ordered into the incident. However, the name of dead soldier hasn’t been released.

“All necessary assistance is being provided to the local police in the investigation,” he added.

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