Soldier arrested for allegedly killing another Jawan in Jammu


Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir Police yesterday arrested a soldier for allegedly killing his colleague last year inside an army barrack in Samba district.

As per the report, the body of Sepoy Pawar Prathamesh (21), a resident of Maharashtra, was found with a bullet injury on May 20 last year, following which inquest proceedings were conducted.

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Based on evidence collected during investigation under the guidance of Samba Senior Superintendent of Police Benam Tosh, the inquest proceedings were ended and a murder case was registered at the Samba police station, he said. Sepoy Vaidya Khushreang, also a resident of Maharashtra, was arrested and the weapon used in the crime, an AK assault rifle, seized, according to the official.

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He said the inquest proceedings were conducted in a highly professional manner taking into consideration all aspects and evidence, and closed on merits with the registration of the murder case.