Srinagar: An army officer of lieutenant colonel rank Wednesday committed suicide by shooting himself dead at an army depot in the Khonmoh area in the outskirts of Srinagar, official sources said.
The officer was identified as Sudeep Baghat Singh.
The sources said that upon hearing the gunshots, some soldiers rushed to the spot and found him in a pool of blood. Later, he was shifted to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. A police official said that necessary proceedings into the incident have been launched.
Army Soldier Ends Life in Rajouri
Earlier a 24-year-old soldier shot himself dead with his service weapon at an army camp in Rajouri district, officials said on Wednesday.
The soldier who fired shots on himself died en route to the hospital, they said.
Rajouri Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital’s Superintendent Dr Javaid Iqbal Choudhary told reporters that it appears to be a case of suicide.
The soldier fired few bullets on himself, one of which passed through his heart, he said.
Police registered a case and began an investigation, they said.
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