An Army Major was on Tuesday shot dead by a jawan following an altercation in the Uri sector of north Kashmir's Baramulla district.

Major Shikhar Thapa of 71 Armed Regiment presently posted with 8 Rashtriya Rifles suffered fatal wounds when the jawan fired two shots from his AK47 rifle from behind, the police said.

Army Jawaan in Uri sector of north Kashmirs Baramulla district, shot 5 bullets to Major Shikhar Thapa | Representational image | Source: PTI

Reportedly, an altercation over the use of a mobile phone triggered the incident. As per a report by Hindustan Times, Major Thapa reprimanded the jawan for using cell phone during duty hours. He warned him of being taken to commanding officers next day for using the phone during duty hours in a sensitive area.

During confiscation of the phone, its screen broke which further irked the jawaan. He lost his cool and allegedly shot Major Thapa five times, killing him immediately.

The police has lodged an FIR and started a probe into the incident.

(Feature image source: PTI | Representational)