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Soldier commits suicide

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Jammu, Sep 08: An Army personnel allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp in Samba district, police said Saturday.

Naik Jasvir Singh (34), posted with the Punjab regiment, shot himself with his service rifle while on sentry duty at Maheshwar camp on Friday, a police official said.

He said his colleagues rushed to the scene on hearing the gunshot and evacuated him to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead.

The motive behind his taking such an extreme step was not known immediately, the official said, adding inquest proceedings have been initiated in connection with the incident.

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