Soldier arrested for allegedly killing his colleague inside army barrack in Samba

JAMMU — A soldier has been arrested by Jammu and Kashmir Police for allegedly killing his colleague last year inside an army barrack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba district, PTI reported.

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

The report said that 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.

An official said that Sepoy Vaidya Khushreang, also a resident of Maharashtra, was arrested and the weapon used in the crime, an AK assault rifle was seized.

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, he said.