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Officer shoots jawan dead in Kashmir

January 02, 2007 11:50 IST
Last Updated: January 02, 2007 13:53 IST

In the first case of fratricide in the New Year, a Junior Commissioned Officer allegedly shot dead a jawan in an army camp in the outskirts of Jammu, defence sources said on Monday.

The incident occurred on Monday night during a New Year's party at the camp of 22 mechanized infantry in Ratnuchak area officials said.

JCO Hari Krishan Panday allegedly fired at Om Inder Kumar after the duo entered into a verbal dual and scuffle in the barrack.

Officers and jawans who rushed to the barrack on hearing the gunshot found Naik Kumar lying dead in a pool of blood, they said, adding that the JCO was arrested.

Police has registered a case and begun investigations they said.

They added that the Army into the case has ordered a court of inquiry.

Both the persons involved in the incident were from Bihar, officials said.

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It has to do with the quality of the people inducted - they bring the same kind of goondaism, hooliganism, indiscipline, pettiness, and tantrum-throwing childishness ...

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