Army trooper shoots self dead in Ganderbal

Sheikh Junaid
Ganderbal: An army man committed suicide by shooting self with his service rifle in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district last evening, police said.

“Krishan Pal Naruka (22), of 24 Rashtriya Rifles last evening shoots self dead at Wasun army camp while he was on duty”, a police officer told GNS.

Following the gunshot, the colleagues rushed towards the soldier and found him in a pool of blood, he said, adding that the soldier was immediately taken to nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

After conducting the post-mortem at District Hospital Kangan, the body was flown to his native place in Madhya Pradesh, he said.

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

Meanwhile, the officer said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been taken up. (GNS)

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