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Rashtriya Rifles soldier commits suicide in J-K

SNS | New Delhi |

In a tragic incident, a soldier reportedly shot himself to death in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ganderbal district in the wee hours of Saturday, police said.

Havaldar Rajpal Singh of 24 Rashtriya Rifles allegedly committed suicide in Sarfraw area. A case has been registered in the matter.

“A case has been registered. Procedural formalities are being completed,” a police officer said.

According to media reports, Rajpal Singh belonged to the Kanpur city in Uttar Pradesh. He reportedly used his service revolver to kill himself.

When firing shots were heard from a room, a wave of panic gripped the camp of 24 Rashtriya Rifles (RR).

After the shots were heard, other soldiers immediately rushed to the spot and found Rajpal Singh in a pool of blood.

The police said it was not immediately clear why the soldier took the extreme step.