Srinagar: An army man committed suicide by shooting self with his service rifle in Langate area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district during the wee hours on Wednesday, police said.
“Sepoy Birender Sinha (27), of 30 Rashtriya Rifles shot himself dead at army headquarters camp in Langate while he was on duty,” a police officer said. He said that the soldier suffered serious head injuries and died instantly.
Following the gunshot, the colleagues rushed towards the soldier and found him in a pool of blood, he said, adding that the soldier was immediately taken to a military hospital in Drugmulla where doctors declared him as brought dead.
After conducting the post-mortem in the Hospital, the body will be flown to his native place in Assam, he said.
It could not be immediately known why the soldier took this extreme step, he said.
Meanwhile, the officer said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.