JAMMU: An Army havaldar allegedly shot himself dead with his service rifle inside a military camp in J&K’s Samba district on Saturday. Havaldar Makhan Lal was posted with Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry’s 6 Bn, said a police source.
“On hearing the gunshot, his colleagues rushed to the spot to find him dead in a pool of blood. They immediately informed higher authorities and the body was taken to Military Hospital in Maheshwar, Samba, for a postmortem,” said the source, adding, “Lal’s body was handed over to his unit after the completion of legal formalities.”
Cops have registered a case and are trying to ascertain the exact reason behind the suicide.