Armyman Shoots Himself With Service Rifle In Pathankot


An army soldier posted at the Mamun Cantonment area in Pathankot allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle on Sunday, police said.

31-year-old Sepoy Subhash Prasad (31), a resident Siwan district in Bihar, was serving in the 68 Engineering Division and was presently deputed as a sentry in the cantonment area, SSP Rakesh Kaushal said.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter.

After hearing the gunshot, the soldier’s colleagues rushed to the spot and found him lying in a pool of blood, the SSP said.

A case has been registered at the Mamun Cantonment police station and the army has ordered a court of inquiry in the matter, Mr Kaushal said.


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