New Delhi: An Indian Army soldier was shot to death in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. Deceased identified as Rajesh had indulged into a verbal spat with his colleague and after which his colleague shot him, police said.

“Havaldar Rajesh was fired upon by his colleague inside an army camp in Bhaderwah area late on Tuesday. The injured was shifted to a hospital, where he succumbed,” a police officer said.

The incident reportedly followed a verbal spat between the two.

“Police has sought custody of the accused soldier. The army has also ordered an internal inquiry into the matter,” the officer added.

In November, a soldier was martyred following an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Redwani area of Kulgam. According to news reports, two terrorists were also killed in the gunfire.   Security forces had received a tip-off about the presence of terrorists hiding in a house.

(With agency inputs)