BSF assistant commandant shoots self dead

Srinagar: An assistant commandant of the Border Security Force on Thursday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside a camp in Kathua district of Jammu.

“An assistant commandant of the BSF identified as B Yadav of the 90th Battalion today morning shoots himself inside his room at Karal Krishna Border Post area along the International Border while he was on duty,” reports said, adding that the officer suffered serious injuries in the incident.

Soon after the incident, the personnel of the BSF immediately took the officer and shifted him to a nearby health facility in serious conditions where he was declared brought dead on arrival, said an official.

He said the motive behind his taking the extreme step was not known immediately.

Meanwhile, the officer said that a case has been registered and further investigations have been taken up.

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