Suspected attempted fratricide involving an Indian Army major reported from J&K

Team India Sentinels Thursday 5th of October 2023 08:00 PM

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New Delhi: A suspected case of attempted fratricide has been reported in Rajouri district of Jammu & Kashmir, on Thursday, in which three officers of the 48 Rashtriya Rifles regiment have sustained gunshot wounds.

The incident reportedly happened at the 48 RR unit located at Thanamandi where, according to some sources, an Indian Army major deputed with 48 RR opened fire at his senior officers.

Initial reports coming out from the scene said the officer opened fire at fellow officers, in which three soldiers, presumably officers, sustained injuries. The reports also said the shootout between the major and other soldiers at the site went on for “several hours”.

The reports also said the major suspected of opening fire at his fellow officers had been arrested late in the evening, ending the firing.

India Sentinels can’t independently confirm or verify these reports.

However, at 11.26pm, the Nagrota-based XVI Corps, which is also called the White Knight Corps, posted on X that one officer was injured in a “likely grenade accident” at a post in the Rajouri sector. It further said the injured officer has been evacuated and is stable following initial treatment.

The XVI Corps further said a probe has been launched in the incident.

Note: This is a developing story and is likely to change. It will be updated as and when more details emerge.


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