In an another instance of self-annihilation, an army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself to death with his service rifle in Poonch area of Jammu Kashmir. The incident occured on Monday at Balnoi in Mankote sector along the Line of Control, officials said.
As per an army official, the soldier from 8 Garhwal Unit was found in pool of blood by his colleagues soon after they heard a gunshot. The soldier was identified as Ashish Kumar (Lance Naik).
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The injured solider was ferried to health facility but was declared brought dead on arrival by the doctors who attended upon him.
However the reason for him taking such an extreme step is being ascertained, the official added.