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Punjab soldier ‘shoots self’ to death in Poonch, army orders inquiry

A soldier hailing from Kal Banjara village near Lehragaga in Punjab’s Sangrur allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in Lower Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Sunday morning.

punjab Updated: Mar 06, 2017 11:19 IST
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Sepoy Roshan Singh, 35, of the 68 Engineering Regiment, was posted with 39 Rashtriya Rifles in Poonch.
Sepoy Roshan Singh, 35, of the 68 Engineering Regiment, was posted with 39 Rashtriya Rifles in Poonch.

A soldier hailing from Kal Banjara village near Lehragaga in Punjab’s Sangrur allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in Lower Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Sunday morning.

The deceased has been identified as Sepoy Roshan Singh, 35, of the 68 Engineering Regiment, who was posted with 39 Rashtriya Rifles in Poonch. The army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.

Roshan joined the army 14 years ago. Army and police authorities informed the family about his death on Sunday. The body will reach his native village on Monday where his last rites will be performed.

Roshan is survived by his wife Saroj and three children. The family lives in a one-room accommodation. Roshan’s parents are living with his brother.

Not able to come to terms with the tragedy, Saroj said the authorities informed the family that he sacrificed his life in line of duty. “I don’t know what happened with him,” she said.

“We want clarity about his death. I know he couldn’t commit suicide. We want a through probe,” Saroj added.