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Army jawan shoots self in Pathankot


Pathankot: An army soldier posted at the Mamun Cantonment area here allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle today, police said.

31-year-old Sepoy Subhash Prasad (31), a resident Siwan district in Bihar, was serving in the 68 Engineering Division and was presently deputed as a sentry in the cantonment area, SSP Rakesh Kaushal said.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

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

A case has been registered at the Mamun Cantonment police station and the army has ordered a court of inquiry in the matter, Kaushal said.

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