Saturday, 19 November 2011

Indian soldier commits suicide in OSJK

Indian soldier commits suicide in OSJKBaramulla, MTT News Desk: An Indian soldier from Border Security Force (BSF) committed suicide by shooting himself dead with his service rifle.

The incident took place at Akhnoor sector in Occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir (OSJK), the officials of Indian armed forces said.

The Indian officials said that the soldier of Border Security Force (BSF) from 86 battalion, Bablu Singh son of Padam Singh was on the duty at forward post at Garkhal in Akhnoor sector when he took the extreme step.

However, the Indian army officials did not tell the reasons behind the suicide.

Singh’s body was dispatched to his residence at Bharatpur in Rajasthan after post-mortem.

Thousands of personnel of Indian army and other armed forces, such as BSF, had so far committed suicide in OSJK. In most cases, tension-ridden atmosphere and denial of leaves are reported to be the causes behind the suicide attempts among the security personnel in occupied Kashmir.
In many cases, suiciders also killed their comrades before committing suicide.

The suicide ratio in Indian armed forces is rising and has become a permanent problem for the Indian army. In recent past, Indian government had also deployed female personnel to OSJK to overcome the stress issue.

In one other case, the personnel of Indian armed forces, identified as Havaldar Uma Ram Thakur, a resident of Rajasthan, committed suicide by jumping before a running train in Udhampur.

Another office of Indian Air Force, Group CaptainSunil Sharma, had committed suicide by Jumping before the train near Madhopur.
Sunil Sharma, aged 45, took the extreme step on November 15, 2011. He was posted in the national capital and was a resident of Subroto Park.

Sharma had come to Pathankot and was staying in a hotel before he left for hill station Dalhousie on November 13. He, however, allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a running train near Madhopur Railway Station. His mutilated body with bloodstains was found lying at the railway track, police said.

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