An army jawan was killed when some civilians opened fire at him after snatching his service weapon in Maharashtra's Bhusawal district. 

The incident occurred on Sunday night when an altercation broke out between the 32-year-old Shaikh Aquil Shaikh Rehman, an Indian army jawan, and two youths in Bhusawal, according to the Press Trust of India. 

"The armyman then took out his service pistol which the youth snatched from him and shot him on his hand and abdomen. He was rushed to the civil hospital at Jalgaon where he was declared dead," a police official told PTI. 

Two suspects have been arrested. 

The incident comes just days after the Indian Army raised a battalion of the elite Brigade of the Guards in Bhusawal earlier this month.