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Soldier commits suicide at Indian Army camp in J-K’s Kupwara

The reason for the 36-year-old soldier’s suicide is not yet known.

india Updated: Mar 08, 2018 16:29 IST
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Policemen stand guard on a road in Srinagar.(Reuters)

A 36-year-old soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the second incident in the last two days.

Naik Shankar Singh, a resident of Rajasthan, shot himself with his service rifle at an Army camp in the district’s Warnov area, a police official said.

Singh, who was posted with the 18 Rashtriya Rifles, died on the spot, the officer said.

The reason for him taking the extreme step was not known immediately.

Earlier in Kupwara’s Langate area, Sepoy Birender Sinha, who was posted with the 30 Rashtriya Rifles, shot himself dead with his service rifle yesterday.

First Published: Mar 08, 2018 14:55 IST