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Day after officer, ITBP trooper shoots self dead in Srinagar

Srinagar, March 31 : A day after a Sub-Inspector of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) committed suicide in north Kashmir, another trooper of the paramilitary force shoot himself dead in Srinagar on Sunday morning.

“Constable Ramphul Meena (belt number 127020492) of ITBP 11 bn today morning shoots himself with his service rifle INSAS inside a camp at Sericulture Office Solina area of Srinagar in central Kashmir while he was on duty,” a police officer told GNS, adding that the trooper suffered serious injuries in the incident.

Following the gunshot, the colleagues rushed towards the trooper and found him in a pool of blood, he said, adding that the injured was immediately taken to SMHS hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

It was not immediately known why the trooper took this extreme step, he said.

Meanwhile, the officer said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.

On Saturday morning, an ITBP sub-Inspector identified as Chander Mani of 4th Adhoc G Coy ended his life in a similar manner at Town Hall Kunzer in Tangmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. (GNS)

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