SRINAGAR: An army man posted along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran area along the LoC in Kupwara district has committed suicide.
Quoting an official news agency IANS reported that the army personnel identified as Lokinder Singh Thakur, posted with 6 Rashtriya Rifles committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle late last night.
“He fired at himself at about 10.30 p.m. yesterday. He was immediately shifted to a nearby army health facility, but the doctors there declared him brought dead on arrival,” he said.
“It was not immediately known as to why the army personnel took the extreme step. His body has been shifted to hospital for post mortem and other medico-legal formalities,” the official said.