Man killed, another injured in alleged army firing in Ramban

A man was killed and another injured in army firing in Kohli area of Gool tehsil in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Mohammad Rafiq Gujjar (28) and Shakeel Ahmad (30), both residents of Gool, were allegedly fired upon by soldiers of the 58 Rashtriya Rifles when they were leaving Kohli village around 4 am, a police official said.

He said while Gujjar died on the spot, Ahmad was injured in the firing and was shifted to district hospital Ramban for treatment.
However, locals claimed that they heard gunshots in the area at 11 pm last night.

Both the persons, according to locals, were engaged in cattle trade.
SSP Ramban Mohan Lal said an FIR has been registered against 58 RR of the army at Dharamkund police station. “Further investigation is on,” he said.
An Army officer, when contacted, said the soldiers opened fire after observing suspicious movement of some persons.
We are on the job and getting details of the incident, the officer told PTI news agency.