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VDC member shoots at father in J&K’s Kathua

Shoots self

A village defence committee (VDC) member allegedly shot at his father in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports quoting officials said on Sunday.

Balkar Singh opened fire from his .303 rifle on his father, Krishan Singh, after an altercation between them over some domestic issue at village Dasanu in Dingaamb area of Hiranagar sector, news agency PTI quoting officials reported.


Krishan (78) was seriously injured in the incident, the report said.

The villagers rushed to the spot and overpowered the accused who was later handed over to police along with the weapon of offense.

The injured was rushed to district hospital and later referred to Government Medical College (GMC) Jammu for specialised treatment, the report added.