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Policeman kills colleague after fearing attack on Handwara temple

A policeman was shot dead by his colleague after he mistook him for an intruder in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara police district, local officials said on Wednesday.

The officials said that a sentry, guarding a local temple, after assuming an attacker opened fire, leaving the policeman dead.

They identified the slain policeman as Ajay Dhar, from Langate, who was posted at Police Station Handwara.

They said that sentry opened fire when the cop tried to enter the temple forcefully at midnight.

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