Major killed in fratricidal fire in J&K
An Indian Army Major was killed on Tuesday in a fratricidal fire in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
Major Shekhar Thapa of 8 Rashtriya Rifles was killed by Naik Kathiresan G. Major Thapa, cops say, died on the spot near the Line of Control (LoC), the police said.
An altercation over the use of a mobile phone triggered the incident. The angry fellow soldier fired several shots at the officer, police sources added.
The police lodged an FIR and started a probe into the incident.
The reason for the dispute is still unknown. Police are investigating the case.
More details are awaited.
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