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Armed forces personnel shoots self in Banihal, dies on spot

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Banihal: A 28-year-old armed forces personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Banihal area of Ramban district on Tuesday.

A police officer said that army personnel identified as Asangeppa Madar aged around 28, son of Parasappa of Layadagundi Bagalkot of Karnataka shot himself with his service rifle at R-Center Camp Banihal.

Following the gunshot, the colleagues rushed towards him and found him in a pool of blood, the official said, adding that he was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

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