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“Army officer, soldier shoot themselves”

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Srinagar: An Army officer allegedly shot himself dead at an Army depot in Khonmoh area of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said here.

Lieutenant Colonel Sudeep Bhagat, who was posted at the depot, died on the spot, they said.

It was not immediately known why the officer took such an extreme step.

Meanwhile, a 24-year-old soldier shot himself dead Wednesday with his service weapon at an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said.

The jawan who fired shots on himself died en route to the hospital, they said.

Rajouri Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital’s Superintendent Dr Javaid Iqbal Choudhary told reporters that it appears to be a case of suicide.

The soldier fired few bullets on himself, one of which passed through his heart, he said.

Police registered a case and began investigation, they said.

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