Srinagar, July 18 (IANS) An Indian Army Major was killed on Tuesday in a fratricidal fire in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, police said.
Major Shekhar Thapa of 8 Rashtriya Rifles was killed by a fellow soldier in Uri sector of the Line of Control (LoC), the police said.
An altercation over the use of a mobile phone triggered the incident. The angry fellow soldier fired several shots at the officer, police sources added.
The police lodged an FIR and started a probe into the incident.