An army jawan on Sunday shot dead his two seniors, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, before committing suicide at a forward post along Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

“A soldier shot at two of his colleagues in Poonch sector at 1315 hours today,” a defence spokesman said adding that both of them died on Sunday.

The accused soldier then committed suicide by shooting himself, he said.

Sepoy Darshan Lal entered into a verbal duel with his senior Havaldar Ranjot Singh and in a fit of rage fired at him, according to official sources.

The incident occurred at a forward post Madan in Digwar belt along LoC in Poonch district.

JCO Subedar Chemail Singh, who rushed towards him to stop him from firing, was also hit by bullets and suffered serious injuries, they said adding he later died on way to hospital.

After the shooting, the soldier turned the gun on himself, they said.

Senior officers rushed to the spot after the incident of fratricide.

The Army has ordered court of inquiry (CoI) into the incident, the spokesman said.