Indian Army Major Shikhar Thapa Shot Dead By Jawan In Argument Over Use Of Mobile Phone

Disturbing story from Uri, J&K. Army officer Major Shikhar Thapa killed by jawan for scolding over using mobile phone on duty. Shot 5 times. Maj Thapa from 71 Armoured Regiment. Incident took place at midnight last night. In altercation, mobile screen broke. Jawan opened fire.

Angry over being ticked off for using cellphone on duty, an army jawan posted in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector on Tuesday pumped five bullets into a major, killing him on the spot.

An officer of the Indian Army was late on Monday night shot dead by a jawan in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri sector, PTI quoted officials as saying. The deceased, an officer of Major rank, was shot dead by a jawan of the counter-insurgency force Rashtriya Rifles.

The deceased soldier has been identified as Major Shikhar Thapa of 71 Armoured Regiment of the 8 Rashtriya Rifles.

The incident took place approximately at 2145 on 17 July, officials said.

Reports say that the RR jawan fired five bullets into the Major’s body using his AK 47 rifle. The incident reportedly took place after a scuffle broke out when the jawan’s superior pulled him up for using mobile phone while on duty.

 

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