In yet another suicide bid, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan from 79 Battalion allegedly killed himself in Sonwar district, early Saturday morning.
They said panic gripped Ram Munshi Bagh area of the city when some firing shots were heard in F-Company of 79 Batallion CRPF camp in the morning. Other personnel rushed to the spot and found a jawan identified as Purkha Sukhdev, resident of Tilangana, in a pool of blood, they said.
Purkha was immediately rushed to 92 Base hospital where he was declared brought dead.
It was not immediately clear why the jawan took this extreme step, they said, adding that police has registered a case and started investigation.
This was the third such incident when security force personnel committed suicide in the valley during the past four days. Two soldiers committed suicide with their service weapons in the frontier district of Kupwara recently.
The jawan has been identified as Sukhdev.
Earlier on March 8, a soldier took his own life in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
Sepoy Shankar Singh, a resident of Rajasthan, shot himself with his service rifle at an Army camp in the district’s Warnow area.
The 31-year-old soldier was posted with the 18 Rashtriya Rifles.
On March 7, in Kupwara’s Langate area, Sepoy Birender Sinha, who was posted with the 30 Rashtriya Rifles, shot himself dead with his service rifle.