BSF trooper shoots self near Srinagar airport

A Border Security Force (BSF) man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at a camp in Humhama, adjacent to Srinagar Airport on Sunday night.
BSF trooper shoots self near Srinagar airport
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A Border Security Force (BSF) man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at a camp in Humhama, adjacent to Srinagar Airport on Sunday night.

"Awdish Singh (35), a driver constable of 182 bn BSF last night shot himself at BSF headquarters camp near Srinagar Airport at Humhama while he was on duty," a police officer told Global News Service (GNS), adding that the trooper suffered serious head injuries in the incident.

Following the gunshot, the colleagues rushed towards the trooper and found him in a pool of blood, he said, adding that the BSM man was immediately taken to nearby hospital where from he was referred to SMHS, the officer said.

However, the trooper, who was a resident of Utter Pradesh succumbed later, the officer said.

It could not be immediately known why the trooper took this extreme step, he said.

Meanwhile, the officer said that a case under 174 CrPc has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.

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