Army jawan commits suicide in Rajouri

Army jawan commits suicide in Rajouri

An Army jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Vijay Singh, a newly-recruited jawan, shot himself in Noushera forward belt of Rajouri district last evening, PRO, Defence, Col R K Palta said here today.

The Army has ordered a Court of Inquiry (CoI) into the incident to ascertain the reason behind the suicide, he said.

The 22-year-old jawan was taken by his colleagues to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Singh hailed from Faridabad in Haryana and the body is being shifted to his native place.

In another incident, a Special Police Official (SPO) Mohmmad Riyaz tried to consume poison at his residence in Darhal area of Rajouri district and was shifted to hospital for treatment last night.