Army man shoots self dead in north Kashmir’s Pattan

Suhail Khan

Pattan, May 25 : An Army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside the camp in north Kashmir’s Pattan on Saturday.

Reports reaching GNS said that an army man of 22 Engineering Regiment, posted at Hamrey Pattan, shot himself while on duty today at around 11:00 am.

Soon after the incident, his colleagues immediately rushed towards him and found him in a pool of blood.

The injured soldier was rushed to a nearby military hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival, they said.

The deceased soldier has been identified as Sepoy Battini Tirupati Rao (22).

A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation initiated.(GNS)

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