Paratrooper Shoots Self Dead In South Kashmir’s Shopian

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SRINAGAR — A Para trooper allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Muchpora area of Kellar in south  Kashmir’s Shopian district on Friday.

An Army commando of 23 Para Regiment, posted at Muchpora Kellar, shot himself while he was on duty today at around 10:30 am, reported news agency GNS.

Soon after the incident, his colleagues immediately rushed towards the soldier and found him in a pool of blood, they said.

The injured soldier was rushed to a nearby military hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival, they said.

The deceased soldier has been identified as Sepoy Karamjeet Singh. 

A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation initiated.  

An army officer, however, said that the soldier was injured after his service rifle went off accidentally.

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