CRPF jawan commits suicide in Srinagar

A CRPF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, officials said Monday.

Updated: Dec 20, 2010, 14:49 PM IST

Srinagar: A CRPF jawan allegedly
committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Anantnag district of south Kashmir, officials said Monday.

Head constable Omar Prakash of 163rd battalion CRPF
was on duty at Verinag camp, 80 kms from here, when he shot
himself with his service rifle last evening, they said.

His colleagues rushed to the spot after hearing the
gun shot and found Prakash, a resident of Madhya Pradesh,
dead.
The motive behind Prakash taking such an extreme step
was not known immediately.
However, his colleagues claimed that he was tense due
to some domestic problems over the past few days.

PTI