Officer ‘shot dead by soldier’ in dispute over mobile phone
The two were on duty in a sensitive location near the Line of Control
A soldier allegedly shot an army major dead late Monday night in a dispute over a mobile phone at a post near the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, according to media reports.
Major Shikhar Thapa of 8 Rashtriya Rifles, who was on duty at Buchar post in Uri sector, was apparently killed when he took Naik Kathiresan G to task for using his mobile phone while on duty in a sensitive location.
When the officer, part of an elite counterinsurgency unit, snatched the phone away from him, the soldier allegedly shot him five times, killing him instantly.