Soldier, BSF Jawan Commit Suicide In J&K

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Srinagar: An army man and a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper on Friday allegedly committed suicide in Kupwara and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Police said that a BSF trooper shot himself with his own service rifle at Branwari area of Kupwara leading to his on spot death.

The trooper has been identified as head constable Ram Kumar of 169 battalion.

“Preliminary investigations reveal the trooper was suffering from acute depression and hypertension. An FIR has been lodged into the incident,” the police said.

In a similar incident in Poonch, an army man posted in a forward area along the LoC shot himself dead with his service weapon, official sources said Friday.

After he shot himself in Mankote sector, other soldiers rushed to find him in a pool of blood, they said, adding he was declared dead on arrival by doctors at an area hospital.

The deceased soldier identified as Mohit Kumar was serving with the 39 Rashtriya Rifles.

Police said they have registered a case and started investigation.

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