Jammu & Kashmir

Army personnel shoots self dead in Handwara, dies on spot

A deployment of armed forces personnel in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo]

Handwara: An armed forces personnel ended his life inside the Army camp after shooting his head with his service rife in north Kashmir’s Handwara town.

Official sources said that some gunshots were heard inside 21 RR Bagatora Handwara Camp.

When army personnel rushed to the spot to ascertain the facts, they found a sentry in a pool of blood with a head injury. He was taken to Sub District Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

The deceased has been identified as Lance Naik Shiv Kumar.

Police have initiated proceedings under section 174 Cr.PC. [KNT]

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