In a fresh case of fratricide in the Army, a jawan belonging to 12th Maratha Rifles allegedly shot dead two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) in Manipur’s Churachandpur district, officials said here on Tuesday.

The incident took place on Monday at Khengjong outpost, about 70 km from here, after a quarrel broke out between the JCOs — identified as Mrinthunguan and Thanattan — and jawan Ambeti Narayan, they said.

Narayan shot at his colleagues with his service rifle, killing them on the spot, the officials said.

Narayan fled soon after the incident, but was arrested on Tuesday, they said.

Meanwhile, the Army refused to divulge any details regarding the JCOs and Narayan.

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