Jammu: A youth was shot dead by his friend in Patel Nagar area of Kathua district on Thursday, officials said.
Quoting Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kathua, Shailendra Mishra, Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that the incident took place at around 11:40 AM.
The youth was taken to hospital where he was declared brought dead.
He has been identified as Sanjeev Kumar, son of Vijay Kumar, of Patel Nagar.
SSP Mishra added that the prime accused, identified as Bhanu Partap Singh, son of Surat Singh, of Patel Nagar, has been arrested and a single barrel 12 bore rifle used in the crime has been seized.
“Rifle was [registered] on the name of the father of the accused,” he said adding that Bhanu’s father has also been arrested on charges of misuse of his weapon.
“Prima facie, it came to fore that there was some confrontation between the duo over the return of some cash and in a fit of anger, the accused fired at the victim,” the SSP said. KNO
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