Chhattisgarh: BSF jawan commits suicide

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 21:49

Raipur: A BSF jawan deployed for anti-naxal
operations in Chhattisgarh allegedly committed suicide by
shooting himself with his service weapon in Kanker district.
The jawan, Balraj Singh (30), was deployed at Gumridhi
outpost of the force in Kanker district and he shot himself in
the evening hours of January 16 in the camp premises, a senior
BSF official said.

Singh was part of the 72nd battalion of the force which
is in the area to replace another unit conducting anti-naxal
operations.
"The exact cause of the jawan taking the extreme step is
being probed. However, marital issues seem to be the reason,
as of now," the officer said.

The Border Security Force has deployed about 5,000
personnel (five battalions) in Chhattisgarh`s Kanker for
anti-Maoist operations.

PTI

First Published: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 21:49

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