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Army jawan shoots himself dead in Jammu and Kashmir

India TV News Desk Jammu 06 Mar 2017, 14:31:06
Jammu - India TV Source: PTI

A 35-year-old army jawan shot himself to death with his service weapon while on duty along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, in the second instance of a trooper committing suicide on the border in the past nine days.

Roshan Singh, a Sepoy of the Rastriya Rifles, committed suicide by shooting himself while on duty along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishnagati belt in Poonch district yesterday, a senior Army officer said here.

Singh, who hails from Punjab, had joined the army 14 years ago.

Police have registered a case and started investigation.

The army has also ordered a Court of Inquiry into the case, the officer said.

This is the second instance of a security personnel committing suicide on the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in the past nine days.

On February 25, BSF Constable Pramodh Kumar, who was guarding a forward post along the LoC in Poonch district, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle.

 
 
 
 

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