A day after an army man committed suicide in Handwara, another army man posted at the Warnow area in Kupwara today committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle, police said.
31-year-old Sepoy Shankar sing (31), a resident of prithvpura Rajasthan, was serving in 18RR e coy at Warnow area of Kupwara.
“Hearing the gunshot, the soldier’s colleagues rushed to the spot and found him lying in a pool of blood,” police said.
A case has been registered at the police station Khurhama and an inquiry into the matter has been ordered, police officials added.
Pertinently, it was the second such suicide incident in the border district of Kupwara within a span two days.
Yesterday 30RR soldier Birender Sinha also shot himself with his service rifle in Langate area of Handwara.