VDC member commits suicide in Doda

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Jammu, July19: A 60-year-old Village Defence Committee (VDC) member allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said today.

Baljeet Roy was found dead with a gunshot in his chest at Luddu Kansar village yesterday, the official said.

He said Roy was a VDC member and had used his licensed 303 rifle to end his life.

He was suffering from a disease and preliminary investigation suggested that he took the extreme step under depression.

Police have started inquest proceedings.