Srinagar, May 23 UNI | 2 months ago

A soldier of Rashitriya Rifles (RR) committed suicide in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said here today. They said panic gripped 50 RR camp at Khrew in Pulwama when some firing shots were heard inside the camp. Other soldiers rushed to the area and found a soldier Bunty in a pool of blood after he had shot himself with his service weapon.

He was immediately rushed to doctor where he declared brought dead. It was not immediately clear why he took the extreme step, they said adding police have registered a case and initiated proceedings.

Trend of suicide among the soldiers, engaged in counter militancy operation has not stopped even after authorities introduced Yoga and Art of Living to help them to come out from stress. However, it is believed that family disputes are main reason for suicide among the soldiers in the Valley.

(Posted on 23-05-2014)