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2 Army troopers commit ‘suicide’

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Srinagar, Mar 20: An Army trooper today allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Kulgam district while another trooper shot himself with his service pistol in Samba district.

Sepoy Kulvinder Singh of 10 Sikh Regiment allegedly shot himself with his service rifle inside an Army camp at Mughal Gund in the Qazigund area of Kulgam, a police official said.

He said the soldier was taken to a military hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.

Another soldier Naresh Yadav was found dead with bullet injuries in the Maheswar area, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Samba Anil Magotra said.

The body has been recovered and sent to post-mortem, he said, adding that initial investigation points towards suicide by him with his service pistol and an investigation is on.

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