Two CRPF officers commit suicide by shooting self with service rifles in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 12: Two CRPF officer have committed suicide by shooting self with their respective service rifles in Srinagar and Anantnag districts of Kashmir. 

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of CRPF posted with the 49th battalion in Srinagar, shot himself dead with his service riffle.

CRPF spokesman in Srinagar Pankaj Singh said that an ASI of CRPF committed suicide in Srinagar.

“The reason for the suicide is being looked into,” Singh said.

In another such incident, a  sub-inspector of CRPF shot himself dead at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

The deceased belonged to 96 battalion of CRPF. He had left behind a suicide note that read, “I am afraid, I may have Corona,” he said before commiting suicide.

Special director general of CRPF Zulfikar Hassan said that two boys have committed suicide since morning in Kashmir.

“We are trying to find out the reason as to why they took this extreme step,” he said. (With inputs from KNO)

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