BARAMULLA: An army soldier shot himself with service weapon in Uri sector of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Sunday morning.
Police sources said that a soldier identified as Subba Roy of 8 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) was posted in Gawalan area of Uri when he fired upon himself with service rifle. His colleagues shifted him to nearby army hospital where doctors declared him dead.
Station house officer (SHO) Uri Tabraz Ahmad Khan confirmed the incident saying police have registered a case in police station Uri and started an investigation.
The cause of suicide is yet to be confirmed, the police said. Meanwhile, the body of deceased trooper was sent to Srinagar where from it will be sent to his home for last rites.