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J&K: Army jawan, police officer commit suicide

September 29, 2009 23:57 IST

An Indian Army jawan and a Special Police Officer allegedly committed suicide by shooting themselves with their service weapons in Jammu and in Doda district respectively, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

Sepoy Vibodh Bharti of Tamil Nadu serving with the 85 Armoured Regiment, who was on guard duty on Monday night at Ratnu Chak Military Station on the outskirt of the city, shot himself with his service rifle, he said.

His colleagues shifted him to Military Hospital, where he was declared brought dead, he said, and added that the army had instituted a court of inquiry into the incident.

In another incident, SPO Satish Kumar shot himself dead with his own service rifle at his residence at Kulhand village in Doda district late last evening after a tiff with his wife, he said.

His wife also consumed poison and was rushed to a local hospital in serious condition.

The police have initiated inquest proceedings in both the cases, the spokesman said.
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