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Army jawan shoots himself dead in Jammu

Two bullets pierced his head and the helmet he was wearing.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2017 15:03 IST
Press Trust of India, Jammu
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The jawan, of the 118 Medium Regiment, shot himself dead with his INSAS rifle around 06:45am while on duty near Chhalla village in the RS Pura police station area. (File)

An Army jawan on Thursday shot himself dead with his service rifle while on duty in the RS Pura border belt of Jammu district, police said.

Lance Naik Parvesh Kumar Mishra (34) of the 118 Medium Regiment shot himself dead with his INSAS rifle around 06:45am. He was on duty near Chhalla village in the RS Pura police station area, a police official told PTI.

Two bullets pierced his head and the helmet he was wearing, the official said.

Mishra, who was living with his family in the Kunjwani Army quarters, hailed from Odisha, he added.

The cause behind his suicide was not immediately clear.

Senior police officers, including Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Surinder Choudhary, rushed to the spot and an investigation is underway.

First Published: Dec 14, 2017 15:02 IST