An Army jawan allegedly shot dead two of his comrades on Monday at Mirthal Cantonment in Punjab’s Pathankot district.
The 22-year-old constable allegedly opened fire on two constables from West Bengal and Maharashtra in the early hours of Monday, a police official said.
The soldier, who had been serving in the army for four years, fled from the spot leaving behind his service weapon, but was later apprehended.
Officials are trying to find out what caused the firing.
An army officer of the rank of Naik said in the complaint lodged with the police that they heard gunshots while they were sleeping.
He along with his colleagues immediately informed his superiors about the incident and the injured were taken to a hospital in Pathankot where doctors declared them brought dead.
Police and Army personnel launched a massive search operation and the accused was nabbed a few kilometers away from the cantonment, the police official said.
He said that a case of murder has been registered under relevant sections of IPC and Arms Act.