Army suicides continue, another one shoots self-dead in Samba, second incident in a day
Srinagar/Jammu: Two Indian Army men committed suicide on Tuesday by killing themselves with their service weapons in Jammu and Kashmir and the suicide toll of personnel posted in the state mounted to five in last two weeks. HT reported.
According to police, sepoy Kulvinder Singh of 10 Sikh Regiment committed suicide in south Kashmir’s Mughalgund area of Qazigund while he was on duty. Kulvinder was from Punjab.
In Samba district, soldier Naresh Yadav shot himself with his service pistol. Senior superintendent of police (SSP) Anil Magotra said the body was sent for an autopsy and an investigation was initiated to ascertain what led to his death.
In the first ten days of this month, three more soldiers committed suicide in Jammu and Kashmir.
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper committed suicide in Srinagar on March 10. Days before that, two soldiers of the counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles shot themselves in Kupwara district on March 7 and 8.
According to human rights organisation Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS), six Indian army soldiers, a CRPF man, a BSF trooper and a policeman committed suicide in the state in 2017.
(With agency inputs)