"There was an accidental sniper fire from a weapon of an officer while travelling in a vehicle in Indreshwar Nagar BSF Headquarter, in R S Pura border belt of Jammu district today", a BSF officer said.

The sniper fire hit an Inspector and a Sub-Inspector, he said, adding it hit vital parts of the Inspector, resulting in his death.

The Sub-Inspector, who was injured in the incident has been admitted to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital for trearment, the officer said.

The officers have been identified as Inspector Ratiram and Sub-Inspector Ram Ji Thakur, he said.

"There is no foul play in the incident and it is a case of accidental sniper fire", the officer said, adding the incident did not took place on the International Border (IB) belt but in-depth area at R S Pura BSF headquarter.

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