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CRPF man shoots himself dead in Ramban

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Banihal: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle in Ramban district, officials said on Sunday.

Bashit Narayan Yadav, a resident of Bihar, was on duty near Banihal-Qazigund Tunnel along the Jammu-Srinagar national highway when he shot himself around 11.45 pm on Saturday, they said.

They said the body of the deceased was shifted to sub-district hospital Banihal for postmortem and other legal formalities.

The motive behind his taking such an extreme step was not known immediately, the officials said.

Meanwhile, a police personnel was injured when his service rifle went off accidentally during an operation in Rajouri district late Saturday evening.

“During a routine operation task in Gundha Khawas area, a service weapon of a  police personnel went off accidentally due to which the personnel received injury in his foot,” a police official said.

On hearing the gunshot, some village defence guards fired some aerial rounds, he said, adding the injured jawan has been evacuated to hospital.

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