Man shoots self dead in Doda

Bhaderwah/Jammu: A 35-year-old man allegedly shot himself dead with his brother’s rifle in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Sunday, a police officer said.

Sub-Divisional Police Officer (Bhaderwah) Waseem Ahmad said that Arvind Kumar shot himself dead at his house in Sindra village of Bhalla tehsil around 8 am.

He said Kumar’s elder brother is a village defence guard (VDG) member who is allotted a rifle.

Kumar reportedly used the weapon to kill himself, the officer said.

The motive behind him taking such an extreme step was not known immediately, he said, adding police have registered a case and further investigation is on.

The body has been sent for post-mortem and will be handed over to his family for last rites after completion of legal formalities, he said.

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