One Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper shot himself with his service rifle in Srinagar on Saturday, taking the number of suicides among soldiers to three in the last four days in the strife-torn Valley.
Purka Sukhdev of the 79 battalions committed suicide at his base camp in Sonwar. Sukhdev was a resident of Telangana’s Adilabad district and had just got back to the camp after a holiday, said CRPF inspector general, Ravi Deep Sahi.
Two Army men of the Rashtriya Rifles had committed suicide on Wednesday and Thursday in Kupwara.
On March 8, sepoy Shankar Singh, 31, shot himself with his service rifle in Warnow area. On March 7, sepoy Birender Sinha committed suicide at an Army base in Langate area.