New Delhi: India Police gunned down an Indian army soldier Tuesday after he opened fire indiscriminately, killing four people and injuring four others following a suspected family feud, an official said.
The soldier, identified as Jagdip Singh, climbed onto the roof of his home in Sangrur district in northern India where he was on vacation and started shooting at a house below, the official said.
The dead include a child and Singh’s aunt and sister-in-law, the official said, adding two of the injured are in a critical condition following the shooting in Punjab state.
“We asked him to surrender but instead he started shooting on our men. In retaliation he was shot dead,” Jaskiranjeet Singh Teja, Sangrur police chief told AFP.
Teja said most of his victims were family members and neighbours and the shooting was the result of a suspected family feud.