Soldier commits suicide in J&K

  • UNI, Srinagar
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  • Updated: Jan 29, 2013 15:11 IST

A soldier of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) allegedly committed suicide with his service rifle in a camp in Uri in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, official sources said.

They said Tula Shanker of 34 RR shot himself with his service weapon in a camp at Baoniyar Uri.
Other soldiers rushed to the area and found him in a  pool of blood, they said, adding he died on the spot.
It was not immediately clear why he had taken this extreme step. Police had registered a case and initiated proceedings.
Despite introducing activities such as Yoga and Art of Living, security forces engaged in anti-insurgency operations are still taking the extreme step in the valley.
The sources said security forces had been committing suicide due to domestic problems.


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