Army officer shot dead by jawan in Uri sector in Jammu and Kashmir

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NEW DELHI: An Army officer was shot dead by a jawan in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.

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 there were three cases of fratricide reported from the three defence services last year.

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