Soldier shoots self dead along LoC in J&K's Poonch

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A soldier shot himself dead with his service rifle along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, reports said on Friday.

Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported that a soldier, identified as Mohit Kumar of 39 RR, shot himself while he was posted at a forward area in Mankote sector. He died on the spot, said the report.

Originally from 16 Grenadiers, the soldier was presently posted with 39 RR.

Confirming the incident, SHO Mendhar, Manzoor Kohli told GNS that inquest proceedings have been launched.