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Army jawan shoots himself dead in J&K

Jammu: A 35-year-old army jawan shot himself to death with his service weapon while on duty along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir, in the second instance of a trooper committing suicide on the border in the past nine days.

Roshan Singh, a Sepoy of the Rastriya Rifles, committed suicide by shooting himself while on duty along the Line of Control (LoC) in Krishnagati belt in Poonch district on Sunday, a senior Army officer said here.

Singh, who hails from Punjab, had joined the army 14 years ago.

Police have registered a case and started investigation. The army has also ordered a Court of Inquiry into the case, the officer said.

This is the second instance of a security personnel committing suicide on the border in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir in the past nine days.

On February 25, Border Security Force Constable Pramodh Kumar, who was guarding a forward post along the LoC in Poonch district, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle.

PTI