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An army jawan was allegedly shot dead by one of his colleagues following a heated argument in Assam’s Tinsukia district on August 7.

The incident took place at Laipuli army camp in Tinsukia district in the wee hours of August 7.

The deceased army jawan was identified as Sanjay Chand.

A top police official of Tinsukia district said that, following a heated argument Sanjay Chand was allegedly shot dead by another jawan identified as Rajendra Prasad inside the camp.

Police had arrested Rajendra Prasad and recovered one INSAS rifle and 20 rounds of empty cartridge in possession from him.

“We brought Rajendra Prasad to Panitola police station for further interrogation. We have sent the body to Tinsukia civil hospital for post-mortem,” the police official said.

The top police officer also said that, Sanjay Chand and Rajendra Prasad are both hailing from Uttarakhand.

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About Hemanta Kr Nath


Hemanta Kumar Nath is a Guwahati-based journalist. He had worked with India Blooms News Service (IBNS), Meghalaya Times, Global News Network among others.


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