Fraticide: Indian army officer shot dead by jawan in Jammu and Kashmir

July 18, 2017
Samaa Web Desk


NEW DELHI: An Indian army officer was shot dead by a jawan in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, reported Times of India.

The officer, who was of the rank of ‘Major’, and the jawan both belong to the Rashtriya Rifles armoured corps. The incident is being called a case of fratricide, which means the killing of a fellow soldier or superior.

More details about the incident are awaited.

In March, replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for defence Subhash Bhamre said three cases of fratricide were reported from the three defense services last year.