North Kashmir: Army Major shot dead by soldier in argument over mobile phone

An Army Major was shot dead by his subordinate after his phone was confiscated by the officer during a surprise check at a post in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, media reports said today.

Major Shikhar Thapa of 71 Armed Regiment presently posted with 8 Rashtriya Rifles suffered fatal wounds when a soldier fired two shots from his weapon from behind, it said.

Accoridng to the reports, the soldier became angry after his phone got damaged while it was being confiscated. 

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