Army soldier shoots himself dead in Kupwara

Army soldier shoots himself dead in Kupwara

Sepoy Shankar Singh (31), a resident of Prithvpura, Rajasthan, was serving in 18RR e-coy at Warnow area of Kupwara.

In yet another incident an army soldier posted at the Warnow area in Kupwara committed suicide by shooting himself to death with his service rifle on Thursday,  police said.

Sepoy Shankar Singh (31), a resident of Prithvpura,  Rajasthan, was serving in 18RR e-coy at Warnow area of Kupwara.

After hearing the gunshot, the soldier’s colleagues rushed to the spot and found him lying in a pool of blood, police said.  

A case has been registered at the police station Khurram and an investigation is being taken up.

It is pertinent to mention that it was the second such suicide incident in this north Kashmir’s border district in two days. 

On Wednesday army’s 30RR Birender Sinha also shot himself to death with his service rifle in Langate area of the district.