Army soldier shoots self to death in Jammu

An army soldier shot himself dead with his service rifle inside an Army camp in RS Pura in Jammu district on Monday, police said.

It said the Army Sepoy Thanaminieni Ashok Kumar (23) of Papinenipalli village in Andhra Pradesh sustained severe injuries after he shot himself with his service weapon at his unit in Miran Sahib.

He was taken to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMC&H) Jammu where doctors declared him as dead on arrival, the police said. A case under relevant sections of the law has been registered at police station Miran Sahib and further investigation has been taken up.