CRPF soldier commits suicide after shootout

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Jammu, Apr 21 : A Central Reserve Police Force soldier deployed near the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu's Reasi District committed suicide today after injuring his company commander and a colleague with rifle shots.

Following a verbal argument, Veerander Singh opened fire on company commander, Inspector Snoop and on Parveen Kumar, leaving both in a critical condition.

"The CRPF has ordered a probe into the incident," said Deputy Inspector General Alok Puri.

Nearly 600 CRPF personnel are deployed on the 13 km route from Katra to the shrine.

Over 19 Army and CRPF personnel have committed suicide in the past six months in Jammu and Kashmir.

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