JAMMU: An Indian soldier on Saturday committed suicide in Udhampur district of Jammu region in Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
A soldier, Sepoy Prince Kumar, a resident of Hoshiarpur in Indian state of Punjab, ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle in a military camp in Rehmbal area of Udhampur, the Kashmir Media Service reported. He was posted in 112 Territorial Army and was on guard duty when he shot himself with his service weapon.
This incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel in occupied Kashmir to 444 since January 2007.
On Dec 5, a policeman from India’s armed border force had opened fire on his colleagues, killing five of them before turning the gun on himself, police had said.
According to sources, he was identified as Constable Musudul Rehman of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (IPBP) who opened fire on his comrades in Chhattisgarh, a central state long plagued by a left-wing insurgency.
“He later shot himself after shooting seven personnel,” according to a statement issued by the ITBP.