Two soldiers commit suicide in IOK in a day

This raises number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel to 425 since 2007


News Desk March 31, 2019
An Indian Soldier. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

In occupied Kashmir, an Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself dead in Srinagar on Sunday morning, becoming the second one to do so in less than 24 hours.

The deceased soldier was identified as Ramphul Meena and he was associated with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Kashmir Media service (KMS) reported.

A police officer said that Meena shot himself with his service rifle inside his camp at Sericulture Office in Solina area of Srinagar while he was on duty.

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“He was immediately taken to SMHS hospital where doctors declared him brought dead,” the officer added.

Earlier in the day, an ITBP officer identified as Sub Inspector Chander Mani G Coy also ended his life in a similar manner at Town Hall Kunzer in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district.

These incidents raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel to 425 in the Indian occupied Kashmir since January 2007.

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