Kashmir

171 Indian troops commit suicide in IHK since January 2007

In occupied Kashmir, an Indian army officer has committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Poonch district.

According to KMS, A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of 49-Rashtirya Rifles committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon at an Army barrack in Meindhar area of the district. This raised the number of such deaths amongst the troops to 171 since January 2007.

Meanwhile, a Major of 24 Rashtriya Rifles was killed when a grenade exploded in his hand at Kangan. A trooper was killed in the same way at Corps Battle School in Rajouri.



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