Army man shoots self dead in Kashmir

An Army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Chontimulla area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Sunday.

Official sources told GNS that the army man of 14 RR, posted at 18 CAB in Chontimulla area of Bandipora shot himself while he was on duty today.

Soon after the incident, his colleagues immediately rushed towards the soldier and found him in a pool of blood.

The injured soldier was rushed to a nearby military hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival, they said.

The deceased soldier has been identified as Pawan Kumar (26) of Unit 18 CAB.

A police officer also confirmed the incident to GNS and said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation initiated.(GNS)