JCO killed in alleged fratricidal incident along LoC in Poonch

Poonch, Dec 16: A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) was killed in an alleged fratricidal incident near Line of Control in Mendhar area of Poonch on Thursday.

Official sources said that the Sepoy Laxminarayan had an altercation with Subedar Jasbir Singh following which he shot at him. Soon fellow soldiers took Subedar Jasbir Singh to army hospital but doctors declared him brought dead, they said. It was not immediately known what led to the altercation.

Confirming it, a police officialsaid that investigations are underway.

Defence ministry spokesman based in Jammu said “no official version” was received so far.

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