Srinagar : In yet another incident of fratricidal killing among soldiers, an Indian Army trooper gunned down a senior officer in a camp at Gurez near the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir's Bandipore district, police said Tuesday.
The trooper, Mohan Munda, fired at Major P. Alexander with his service rifle late Monday. "The officer died on the spot. The soldier was overpowered and arrested. An inquiry has been ordered into the incident," a senior police officer here said.
Scores of army, paramilitary and local policemen performing anti-insurgency duties in Kashmir have been killed in similar circumstances so far.
Authorities say continuous deployment of troopers in a hostile environment often leads to clashes between the security forces.