BSF jawan shot himself dead in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Sep 8 (UNI) A Border Security Force (BSF) head constable shot himself dead in the Kashmir valley overnight, official sources said.

They said panic gripped in 27 batallion BSF camp at Kupwara when some fire shots were heard from a barrack.

Later, head constable Shantano Kumar Singh, who had shot himself with his service weapon, was found in a pool of blood. However, before he could be shifted to hospital he died.

It was not, however, immediately known why he took this extreme step.

The trend among the security forces, engaged in counter insurgency operations in the valley, has not stopped even after the authorities introduced Yoga and Art of Living to help them to come out from stress.

About 30 security personnel have so far committed suicide and another dozen were killed by their colleagues in the Kashmir valley during the past two years.

Family dispute are being considered one of the reason for security forces to end their lives.

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