CRPF jawan shoots himself near Dal Lake

Srinagar: A CRPF jawan today allegedly attempted suicide by shooting himself inside a camp here, a police spokesman said.

Constable Pankaj Kumar was on duty when he shot himself with his service rifle at the battalion headquarters located inside a hotel at Nehru Park on the banks of Dal Lake, the spokesman said.

Kumar, posted with 144th battalion, was evacuated to hospital by his colleagues and his condition was stated to be "critical", the spokesman said.

Police have registered a case and started investigations to ascertain the motive behind his attempted suicide.

In a separate incident, unidentified persons stabbed a policeman at crowded Batmaloo bus stand in central city, the sposkesman said.

Constable Bilal Ahmad, posted at Batmaloo police station, was stabbed by unidentified persons last evening while he was on duty, causing serious injuries to him, he said.

The injured constable was hospitalised and a hunt launched to nab the culprits, he said.

Meanwhile, a civilian identified as Abdul Ahad Khan, consumed some poisonous substance at his Parraypora residence in Kalaroos area of Kupwara district and later died in local hospital, the spokesman said.