Major Shikhar Thapa shot dead by the Jawan’s service rifle at Butcher Post in Uri sector


    Maj Shikhar Thapa

    According to the police, Major Shikhar Thapa of 8 Rashtriya Rifles, posted at Buchar post in Uri sector, was allegedly shot when he berated by Naik Kathiresan G for using his mobile phone on duty in a sensitive area. The Major was shot dead late last night  allegedly by a Jawan after a dispute at a post near Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.


    When the phone was snatched from him, the jawan allegedly shot 29 years old  Major Thapa five times, killing him instantly. Mr R S Rana  a spokes person of the Gorkha Community said here that  the officer was commissioned into the folds of Shatrunash faternity on 10 Dec 2011. He was an avid sportsman, extremely jovial and an active member of Team 71. He was posted to 8RR Bn on 27 Sep 2015.


    He hails from Dharamshala and is son of Mr Arvinder Kumar Thapa. He got married to Mrs. Suvidha Thapa on 24 July 15. The officer leaves behind him his son master Suvir Thapa who was born on 09 Apr 2017.

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    Arvind Sharma is a permanent resident of Dharamshala in HP, and is an award winning bi-lingual journalist with more than 22 years of experience. He started his writing career from local weekly Himachal Kesri and later worked with Divya Himachal, Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar, Vir Partap and Ajit. Currently, he is working with news agency PTI. He was conferred with the Himachal Kesri journalism award in 2010.

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