An Assistant Sub-Inspector of Border Security Force (BSF) on Thursday committed suicide by shooting self with his service rifle at Balnoie along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
Official sources told news agency GNS ASI GD Karamvir Singh (48) of 168 BSF, a resident of Panipat Haryana, posted at Balnoie area in Mankote shot himself inside a bunker while he was on duty late today afternoon. The officer suffered serious injuries in the incident.
Following the gunshot, the colleagues rushed towards the officer and found him in a pool of blood, he said, adding that the officer was immediately taken to a nearby health facility where doctors declared him brought dead.
SDPO, Mendhar Neeraj Padyer also confirmed the incident.
It could not be immediately known why the officer took this extreme step, SDPO said.
Meanwhile, the officer said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.