Man Shot At, Soldier Ends Life

SRINAGAR — Unidentified gunmen shot at and injured a person at Nowpora area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district on late Wednesday evening. Earlier, a 30-year-old soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside an Army camp here, a police official said.

Reports said that unknown gunmen fired upon Lateef Ahmad Ganie son of Mohammad Jabbar Ganie at Nowpora Tral, resulting in injuries to him. He was rushed to the nearby hospital for treatment. Sources said that, soon after it, government forces cordoned off the area.

Meanwhile Sepoy Sandeep Singh (30), a resident of Punjab, was on a guard duty at a post in a transit camp at Panama Chowk where he shot himself in the head, the official said.

His colleagues rushed to the scene on hearing the gunshot and found him dead on the spot, he said.

The body was handed over to the Army for last rites after completion of the legal formalities, the official said.

The motive behind Singh taking the extreme step is yet to be ascertained, he said.


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