SRINAGAR: An Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself dead with his service rifle in Srinagar on Sunday morning becoming the second Indian soldier to do so in less than twenty-four hours.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the deceased identified as Ramphul Meena and he was associated with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).
A police officer said that the soldier Meena shot himself with his service rifle inside his camp at Sericulture Office in Solina area of Srinagar while he was on duty.
This incident raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel to 425 in occupied Kashmir since January 2007 till date.
It is pertinent to mention here that on Saturday morning, an ITBP officer identified as Sub Inspector Chander Mani Coy also ended his life in a similar manner at Town Hall Kunzer in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district.