Soldier commits suicide in Jammu and Kashmir

July 15th, 2008 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, July 15 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier Tuesday shot himself with his service rifle at 16 Corps headquarters in Nagrota near here, defence sources said. H. Musthappa of 9 Madras was declared dead when he was taken to an army hospital.

The sources said the cause of the act was not immediately known. A court of inquiry has been ordered.

With soldiers serving in Jammu and Kashmir committing suicide every now and then, the issue has become a matter of recurring concern to the milittary top brass.

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