2 CRPF officers kill self in Kashmir

Srinagar: Two CRPF soldiers in Kashmir on Tuesday committed suicide with one of them reportedly expressing fears of contracting COVID-19 in the suicide note.
Reports said that one Fatah Singh a resident of Jaiselmer Rajasthan and posted with the CRPF’s 96 battalion in Mattan area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district shot himself with his service rifle on Monday after returning from day’s naka duty.
Singh was removed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, reports said.
They said that the deceased soldier left behind a suicide note expressing fear that he might have COVID-19 adding that police have followed the disease protocol while dealing with the body and his sample has been sent for testing.
A CRPF spokesperson told a local news gathering agency that Singh had returned to his unit after the day’s naka duty.
Another CRPF Assistant sub-inspector identified as Bengali Babu shot himself dead with his service rifle in a similar way in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area on Tuesday, reports said.
Babu, a resident of Gwalior, was posted with CRPF’s 49th battalion at Neelam Cinema.
Special Director CRPF told a local news agency that they were trying to look into the reasons over why the duo took the extreme steps.

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