Army Soldier commits suicide in Budgam

An army soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting self with his service rifle in Rangreth area in Budgam district on Friday.

Official sources said that panic gripped Old Air Field in Budgam when a gunshot was heard on Friday. “Soldiers deployed there rushed to the area from where the gunshot was heard and found a jawan in a pool of blood,” they said.

He died on the spot, they said. The cause of him taking the extreme step could not be ascertained immediately, they added.

Meanwhile, a police officer confirmed the incident and said that the proceedings have been launched in this regard.