Soldier shoots self dead in Kupwara

Soldier shoots self dead in Kupwara
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Kupwara: A soldier shot himself dead during the line of duty at Narpost Tangdhar in north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Saturday afternoon, police said.

A senior police official told Greater Kashmir that the incident occurred when Arun Sharma of 209 field regiment fired himself to death with his service rifle at a forward post in Narpost area along Line of Control (LoC).

He said that during the firing incident, the deceased got severely injured following which he was immediately shifted to a nearby base camp but he succumbed to his injuries.

"It was not immediately known as to why the deceased took this extreme step to end his life," he added.

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