Army jawan killed, another injured in firing in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 7: In a suspected case of fratricide, an army jawan was killed and another injured today in a firing incident in Ganderbal district of Kashmir.

“One jawan has died while another was injured in firing incident at Safapora in Ganderbal district today,” an army official said.

He said a court of inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the circumstances leading to the incident.

The deceased has been identified as Sepoy B Venkataiah while the injured is Havaldar Manohar Singh.

Defense sources, however, said it was an incident of fratricide in which one jawan shot at and injured his colleague before committing suicide.

Police officials said they have taken cognizance of the incident and were awaiting a report from the army for further proceedings in the case.