Two soldiers shoot themselves dead in north Kashmir


Srinagar, Jun 18: An Army soldier and a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide by shooting themselves with their service rifles in separate incidents at Kupwara and Baramulla of north Kashmir.
Official sources said that the army man of 47 RR, posted at Sadu Ganga in Kandi, shot himself while he was on duty today morning.
Soon after the incident, his colleagues immediately rushed towards the soldier and found him in a pool of blood.
The injured soldier was shifted to a nearby military hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, they said.
In another similar incident, a BSF man of 70 Bn shot himself while he was on duty at Battalion headquarters today afternoon.
Following the incident, his colleagues immediately shifted him to nearby army’s health facility in critical condition.
The injured trooper, a resident of Garhwa, Jharkhand, however, later succumbed to injuries, they said.
A police officer also confirmed both the incidents. The officer said that two separate cases under relevant sections of law have been registered in concerned police stations and further investigations taken up. (GNS)