Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Get news updates:
Mobile Downloads
Text 67333
Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this Article

Home > India > News > PTI

J&K: Jawan commits suicide

May 19, 2008 14:46 IST

Related Articles
J&K: Irate soldier kills two CRPF men, self

An army jawan on Monday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Anantnag district.

Havaldar Suresh Chander, posted with First Rashtriya Rifles unit, shot himself inside a camp at High Ground in the district, official sources said.

The motive behind his taking the extreme step was not known immediately, the sources said.

Chander is the fifth security personnel who has committed suicide in the Valley in a fortnight.

An Indian Air Force personnel committed suicide on May 8, while an army jawan shot himself to death at a camp in Kangan in Ganderbal district on May 11.

A Border Security Force personnel was found hanging inside a camp in Bandipora on May 14 while a Central Reserve Police Force jawan ended his life after deserting the camp on May 16.

© Copyright 2008 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.