J&K: Army Jawan Shoots Himself Dead While on Duty in Kupwara


An Army soldier allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle in Kupwara on Wednesday. The incident happened during wee hours. The Army jawan has been identified as Birender Sinha. He was on duty in Langate army camp in Kupwara District at the time of the incident.

The 24-year-old, of the 30RR, killed himself at around 6:45 a.m. today. It was immediately not clear as to why he ended his life. Meanwhile, an investigation has been launched.

More details are awaited.

In a similar incident last year in December, an Army jawan, Lance Naik Parvesh Kumar Mishra shot himself death with his service rifle in RS Pura of the state.

34-year-old Mishra was living with his family in the Kunjwani Army quarters. He hailed from Odisha.