Soldier dies of electric shock in Poonch

Srinagar: A soldier died of electrocution in Mendhar along the along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, officials told Kashmir Reader Wednesday.

Umesh Kumar of 37 Rashtriya Rifles got electrocuted while handing a power generator at his camp in Chhatral along the LoC in Mendhar on Tuesday evening, they said. The soldier was removed by his colleagues to the army hospital, where he later died.

The slain soldier was a resident of Sasaram Bihar, officials said.