The murdered army personnel was a 39-year-old Havildar, Parveen Kumar from Dehradun.

Army man shoots colleague in Chennai and then kills himself
news Crime Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 17:10

An army personnel was shot dead on the wee hours of Tuesday morning by a rifleman at the Pallavaram barrack in Chennai. The junior officer allegedly shot his colleague after he was given a punishment the previous night for being 'lethargic' while on duty.

After committing the murder, the rifleman shot himself as well.

The murdered army personnel was a 39-year-old Havildar, Parveen Kumar Joshi from Dehradun. The rifleman was Jasbir Singh who was from Punjab.  Parveen Kumar was killed at 4 am on Tuesday morning.

"He seems to have been affected by the punishment and he shot the officer," a police source tells TNM. "The local police is now handling the case," he adds.

According to reports there was a heated argument between the two men and Jasbir Singh entered the Havildar's bedroom and shot him.

(This is a developing story)

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