Baramulla: A CRPF trooper today shot himself dead at a camp in Sopore town of this north Kashmir district.
Head Constable L R Thakray (Belt Number-941452083) of CRPF 279 battalion committed suicide by shooting himself dead with his service weapon in Chinkipora locality of the restive Sopore town this morning, officials told Kashmir Reader.
His post mortem was conducted by the doctors at the Sub-district hospital Sopore. Police have filed a case and started investigations to ascertain the cause that led the trooper to end his life, officials added.
It is pertinent to mention that according to NCRB report a total of 175 CAPF personnel have committed suicides during 2014.
“25.7%, 10.3% and 8.6% of total victims in CAPFs have committed suicides due to marriage-related issues, family problems and services-related issues respectively. However, 8.6% of suicides in CAPFs were due to mental depression,” the report said
“45.7% suicides in CAPFs were reported in Madhya Pradesh alone followed by Telengana and Jammu & Kashmir, accounting for 20.0% and 10.3% respectively of total suicides during 2014. These three states together accounted for 76.0% of total suicides in CAPFs in the country,” the report said further.