Soldier shoots himself dead along LoC in Poonch

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POONCH — A soldier shot himself dead with his service rifle along the Line of Control in Poonch district of Jammu region, official sources said on Friday.

They said the soldier, Mohit Kumar of 39 RR died on the spot as the he shot himself on head at a forward area along LoC in Mankato sector.

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Originally from 16 Gdr, they said, the soldier was presently posted with 39 RR. The reason for the soldier to take such an extreme step could not be immediately known.

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Confirming the incident, SHO Mendhar Manzoor Kholi said that inquest proceedings have been launched.

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