A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was shot dead by his colleague after a scuffle at Madar camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said.
An inspector general of police rank officer confirmed the incident. He said, “A scuffle between two jawans led to the incident on Monday late hours.”
The deceased BSF jawan has been identified as Chandrabhan, a resident of Haryana.
The officer denied revealing details of the incident. He said, “We are investigating the matter. A case has been registered. He added the accused has been taken into custody.”
The Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case under relevant Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections including 302 against the accused jawan.
A police officer deployed in Bandipora district said, “The arrested has been identified as Ravinder Singh. He is a senior constable with the BSF.”
Sources in the BSF said, “Senior officers of the force visited the Madar camp to take details of the incident. A parallel investigation has been launched by the BSF in the fratricide killing.”