J&K: CRPF trooper shoots himself dead in Srinagar

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Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personal committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at Mehjoor Nagar area of Srinagar this afternoon, officials said.

Officials said that the CRPF man posted with 25 BN Mehjoor Nagar, Srinagar, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle.

“His colleagues found him in a pool of blood and shifted him to a hospital where he was declared brought dead,” the officials added.

The deceased CRPF man was identified as PG Naid.

CRPF spokesman in Srinagar, Pankaj Singh, said that Naid joined the services in 2017 and was unmarried. “An in-house inquiry has been ordered to find out the reason as to what forced him to take the extreme step,” he said.

Prima-facie, it seems that Naid had some family issues and was suffering from depression. “However, exact reason for his suicide can be known once the inquiry is completed,” Singh said.

This year, the suicidal tendencies among the security forces personnel showed a little spurt in the wake of denial of leaves to go home, self-isolation in units and maintaining social distance, which according to the security officials are some primary reasons forcing the security men to take extreme steps in their respective units.

“This is happening despite the fact that all the security units give daily counselling lessons to its men deployed across the Valley,” the official said, adding that “steps are already in place to prevent suicides among security men in Kashmir.”