Army Major Shoots Self Dead

SRINAGAR: An army major committed suicide by shooting himself dead at his residential quarters at the post in Ramban on Saturday late night, official sources said on Sunday.

They said that the officer identified as Major Parvinder Singh ended life by shooting himself with his service rifle.

On hearing the gunshots, some soldiers rushed to the spot and found him in a pool of blood, they said. Later, he was shifted to a hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, they added. The cause of him taking such an extreme step was not known immediately.

A police official said that necessary proceedings into the incident have been launched.

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