Army man shot dead by colleague following argument in Doda


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An Army man allegedly shot dead his colleague following an argument with him in an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, police said Tuesday.

“Army Havialdar Rajesh Dakua was fired upon by his colleague at an army camp in Bhaderwah last night. He was brought to the hospital, where he died after ten minutes”, a senior police officer told PTI.

40-year-old soldier was posted at 4, Rashtriya Rifles headquarters at Bhaderwah, he said adding that the army man , who opened fire on his colleague is yet to be arrested as police have asked for his custody from the Army.

The exact reason behind the killing is not known, he said.

A verbal spat over some issue is the reason behind the havildar’s rage, an Army officer said, adding the accused will soon be handed over to the police.

A court of inquiry has been ordered into the incident, he said.

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