SRINAGAR: An Army officer of the rank of lieutenant colonel shot himself dead with his service weapon at the Khonmoh depot on the outskirts of Srinagar on Wednesday.
Sources said a group of soldiers heard gunshots and ran inside to find Lt Col Sudeep Bhagat lying in a pool of blood. He was declared dead on arrival at a nearby hospital. It wasn’t immediately known why the officer took his own life.
Lt Col Bhagat’s death coincided with an SSB jawan attempting suicide by shooting himself with a rifle in Srinagar’s Bemina locality. He escaped with a minor injury as the bullet grazed the left side of his neck.
In Jammu’s Rajouri district, a sepoy was found dead with multiple bullet injuries in a camp of the Army’s Ace of Spades division. The deceased is suspected to have shot himself. “The body has been sent for post-mortem and other medico-legal formalities,” he said.