SRINAGAR: An army personnel allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle in Banihal area of Ramban district on Tuesday.
Reports said that Sepoy Tejpal Singh, a resident of Uttar Pradesh, was on sentry duty when he fired upon himself inside a camp at Chamalwas.
An official said the soldier was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to injuries. After autopsy and completion of other formalities, the body was handed over to the unit of the deceased for the last rites, he said.
They, however, said the reason behind him taking this extreme step was not immediately known.
Confirming the incident, a police officer said a case has been registered and further investigation was underway in this regard.