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J&K: Jawan dies under 'suspicious circumstances', has several bullet wounds

PTI
Published : Mar 9, 2017, 3:19 pm IST
Updated : Mar 9, 2017, 3:22 pm IST

It is third instance of a jawan dying with bullet injuries in the past 13 days. Police have said that earlier two were cases of suicide.

Indian jawans. (Photo: PTI/File)
 Indian jawans. (Photo: PTI/File)

Poonch: The bullet-riddled body of an army man was found in Draba belt of the district on Thursday with police saying the jawan died under "suspicious circumstances".

It is third instance of a jawan dying with bullet injuries in the past 13 days. Police have said that earlier two were cases of suicide.

"One jawan has died under suspicious circumstances due to bullet injuries in Draba belt of Surankote tehsil of the district today," Surankote Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Asgar Ali Malik told PTI.

The deceased is Sepoy Balraj Singh of Rashtriya Rifles, the SDPO said.

He said the body bore several bullet wounds and a case has been registered in this regard and investigation started, the officer said.

On March 5, Army jawan Sepoy Roshan Singh has committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon while he was on duty in the Krishnagati LoC belt in the district.

On February 25, BSF countable Pramodh Kumar, who was guarding a forward post along the LoC in the district had committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle.

Tags: jawan, death, kashmir, bullet injuries
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir