Senior Indian police officer commits suicide in occupied Kashmir

Published: August 24, 2019
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Initial inquiry suggested that the officer took his life due to marital problems; however, a spokesperson from CRPF has refuted the probe. PHOTO: REUTERS

Initial inquiry suggested that the officer took his life due to marital problems; however, a spokesperson from CRPF has refuted the probe. PHOTO: REUTERS

A senior Indian police officer posted in Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) has committed suicide, TimesNowNews reported.

According to the publication, the commander of CPRF’s 40th battalion shot himself with his service weapon and was found dead at his residence in Anantnag on Friday evening.

Some Indian media reports suggested that the officer took his life due to poor living conditions, however, the CPRF refuted the reports.

There have been cases in the past in which Indian security personnel posted in the disputed valley have complained about sub-standard food and living conditions. Such personnel have been heavily punished for posting such content on social media as it showed low morale of Indian troops in IoK.

TimesNowNews reported that the officer joined CRPF in 2014 as a direct-entry officer. He joined his unit deployed in occupied Kashmir after August 14.

“The officer hailed from Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu and his body is being sent to his hometown,” the official said. “An inquiry into the alleged suicide incident has been ordered.”

 

This story originally appeared on TimesNowNews

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