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Indian Army Major shot dead by Jawan over cell phone argument

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An Indian Army jawan killed his major after being angry over ticked off for using a cell phone on duty. The man fired five bullets into the major’s chest, killing him on the spot, according to Hindustan times.

Major Shikhar Thapa of 71 Armed Regiment was presently posted with 8 Rashtriya Rifles, the army’s elite counter-insurgency unit deployed in Uri, close to the line of control, suffered fatal wounds when a jawan fired two shots from his AK47 rifle from behind.

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According to Hindustan Times,  “Thapa pulled up the jawan, whose identity is not known, and told him he would be reported to the commanding officer for using the mobile phone while on duty in a sensitive area, sources said.

The phone was damaged when it was being confiscated which angered the jawan. An argument ensued between the officer and the jawan, who then fired two bullets at Thapa from behind.

It is expected that army official will come out with a statement later in the day.

This is the third or fourth incident taking placing in Uri, Jammu, and Kashmir within the span of 2 days. Earlier there was ceasefire violation by the Pakistani army and a little girl was killed during firing by the army as well.

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