Army jawan shoots self dead in J&K

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An Army jawan died by suicide in the Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Saturday.

The deceased has been identified as Ravi Kumar (25), a resident of Haryana. On Friday evening, he was on guard duty at Neel’s top post in Banihal when he shot himself with his service rifle, a police official said.

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He said Kumar’s taking the extreme step is yet to be ascertained.

Police have initiated inquest proceedings. The official said that the body was sent to Kumar’s unit after completing medico-legal formalities.
The mortal remains of the deceased are being handed over to his family for the last rites, he said.