Poonch: A soldier shot himself dead with his service rifle along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu region.
Official sources said that the soldier, Mohit Kumar, of 39 RR died on the spot as he shot himself on head at a forward area along LoC in Mankato Sector.
Originally from 16 Gdr, they said, the soldier was presently posted with 39RR. The reason for the soldier to take such an extreme step could not be immediately known.
Confirming the incident, SHO Mendhar, Manzoor Kholi, told Global News Service that an investigation has been launched.
Earlier, a Border Security Force (BSF) trooper posted at Brinwari in North Kashmir’s Kupwara district shot himself with his own service rifle and died instantly.
He was identified as Head Constable Kundan Ram of 169 BN. GNS
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