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Army man shoots self dead

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Srinagar, Jun 02: An Army soldier allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle while on duty in Surfraw area of Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district last night.

Police identified the deceased as Havaldar Rajpal Singh, son of Roop Singh, resident of Kanpur UP.

According to a police official, the soldier took the extreme step while he was on duty at his unit in Surfraw camp housing 24 Rashtriya Rifles.

He said the soldier’s colleagues rushed to help him after they heard the sound of gunshot. “He was lying dead,” said the official.



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