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Srinagar/Jammu: Two Army jawans allegedly committed suicide by shooting themselves in Bandipora in Kashmir and Samba in Jammu.

One jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with service rifle at an Army camp in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

The 14 Rashtriya Rifles jawan shot himself at the Army camp in Bandipora’s Pannar area in the early hours of the morning, a police official said.

The reason behind the jawan’s extreme step is not known yet, he said.

A case has been registered in the matter, the official said.

Meanwhile, another Army jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

Makhan Lal (40), posted with the 6th Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, was on sentry duty at Border Road camp when he fatally shot himself with his service rifle on Saturday, a police official said.

He said the body of the deceased was handed over to his unit after completion of legal and medical formalities for further hand over to his family in Jammu.

Police have started inquest proceedings, the official said, adding the motive behind his taking such an extreme step was not known immediately.


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