Indian soldier commits suicide in Kupwara

Srinagar, September 23 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, an Indian soldier ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle in Kupwara district.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the soldier, Lokinder Singh Thakur committed suicide in Keran area of the district. He was immediately shifted to nearby Indian army health facility in serious condition where the doctors declared him brought dead.

It was not immediately known why the soldier took the extreme step, an Indian official told media men.

This incident raised the number of such deaths among Indian troops and police personnel to 513 in the occupied territory since January 2007.