Another Indian soldier commits suicide in 24 hours in IOK


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31 Mar, 2019 7:15 pm

SRINAGAR (KMS) – In Occupied Kashmir, another Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting himself dead on Sunday morning.

He is the second Indian soldier who committed suicide in less than 24 hours.

The deceased soldier was identified as Ramphul Meena and he was associated with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

A police officer said that the soldier Meena shot himself with his service rifle inside his camp at Sericulture Office in Solina area of Srinagar while he was on duty. “He was immediately taken to SMHS hospital where doctors declared him dead,” the officer said.

This incident raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel to 425 in Occupied Kashmir since January 2007 till date.

It is pertinent to mention here that on Saturday morning, an ITBP officer identified as Sub Inspector Chander Mani G Coy also ended his life in a similar manner at Town Hall Kunzer in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district.

Indian troops martyr 26 Kashmiris in March

In Occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their continued acts of state terrorism martyred 26 Kashmiris, including one child, during the outgoing month of March.

According to the data released by the Research Section of Kashmir Media Service, the martyred people include a school principal killed in police custody at infamous Cargo Camp in Srinagar.

During the period, 251 people were critically injured when the troops used brutal force on civilian protesters in different areas of the territory, while 148 persons were arrested in house raids and crackdown operations. The troops also damaged 51 residential houses during the month.

Hurriyat leaders Maulana Abbas Ansari and Mir Shahid Saleem in their statements denounced arrest and harassment of Hurriyat leaders and activists at the hands of Indian forces.

Two motorcyclists were injured when Indian soldiers opened fire on them in Bandzoo area of Pulwama district. The injured motorcyclists were taken to Pulwama hospital where doctors referred them to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar.

Indian troops launched a cordon and search operation in Qazigund area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. The operation was jointly launched by the Indian army, Special Operations Group and the Central Reserve Police Force in Panzath area of the district.

Six people were killed and one was critically injured when a vehicle plunged into a deep gorge at Ujhan-Dhandkote in Darhal area of Rajouri district.

Meanwhile in less than 24 hours, two Indian soldier committed suicide by shooting themselves with their service rifles in Occupied Kashmir. A soldier identified as Ramphul Meena killed himself inside his camp in Solina area of Srinagar.

Earlier, an officer associated with Indo-Tibetan Border Police also took his life in a similar manner in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district. These incidents raised the number of such deaths amongst the Indian troops and police personnel to 425 in Occupied Kashmir since January 2007 till date.



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