A 60-year-old Village Defence Committee (VDC) member allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said today, PTI reported.
Baljeet Roy was found dead with a gunshot in his chest at Luddu Kansar village yesterday, the official was quoted as saying by PTI.
He was quoted as saying that Roy was a VDC member and had used his licensed 303 rifle to end his life.
He was suffering from a disease and preliminary investigation suggested that he took the extreme step under depression.
Police have started inquest proceedings