‘Abused’ CRPF jawan kills self during parade

SRINAGAR: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper Saturday shot himself dead during the rehearsal parade in the frontier district of Kupwara of north Kashmir.

Official sources said that Constable Syed Abdul Majeed (Belt no. 943323655) of CRPF 162 battalion this morning shot himself dead with his carbine rifle after his officer allegedly abused and misbehaved with him during the rehearsal parade at the DPL, Kupwara ahead of January 26 celebrations in the frontier district. A resident of Bandra district in Utter Pradesh, Syed collapsed in a pool of blood.

His colleagues, who were also attending the parade, sources said, rushed him to the nearby hospital for treatment. However, the doctors there referred the critically injured trooper to SKIMS, Srinagar. He died at the hospital before the doctors could operate upon him.

“The slain trooper had some domestic problems at home. He approached his officer Adjutant Mishra seeking leave. However, the officer denied him the leave and misbehaved and abused him. Disheartened, he took the extreme step in front of his colleagues,” sources added.

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