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2 jawans commit suicide in J&K
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June 01, 2008 17:33 IST

Two army jawans allegedly committed suicide in separate incidents in Jammu district, a defence spokesperson said on Sunday.

Havaldar Jaspal Singh of 14 Sikh Light Infantry shot himself with his service rifle at an army camp in Pargwal area on Saturday night, Defence Spokesman Col S D Goswami said.

The jawan died on the spot, he said, adding the body has been sent to his native Patiala city for last rites.

The army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident, he added.

In another incident, a jawan depressed over the death of his wife, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison in Jammu, officials said.

The jawan, Jawahir Singh, of 13 Jammu and Kashmir [Images] Light Infantry consumed some poisonous substance at his home on Saturday night, they said.

He was taken to hospital, where he died on Sunday, they added.

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