BSF constable shoots himself to death with service rifle

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Kutch (Guj), Jun 9: A BSF constable today (June 6) allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle in Koteshwar town of Lakhpat taluka here, BSF officials said.

Constable G M Reddy posted at Koteshwar shot himself in his head and died on the spot, BSF IG A K Sinha said. Reddy had joined duty a day before yesterday after returning from a two-month leave, he said.

Sinha said the reason behind the young constable's action was yet to be known. The 25-year-old constable was posted with the 117 Battalion of the BSF at Koteshwar which is the last land point of India.

Beyond Koteshwar is the creek region, a huge marshy area, many times used by Pakistani fishermen to infiltrate into Indian territory.

Last month, a CISF jawan who was under severe debt and family problems had fired indiscriminately in Naroda area of the city and injured five persons, including a policemen. He was later arrested and disciplinary action was ordered against him.


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