Injured army Colonel who shot himself in Leh succumbs

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Srinagar: A senior Army officer died after he allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Siachen Glacier area of Leh in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

Official sources told that the army officer of Colonel rank namely Rohit Singh Solanki of 6 MAHAR regiment, posted at Siachen Glacier, shot himself with service rifle from one of his guard part of Quick Reaction Team (QRT) near Paratpur of Nubra sub division.

Soon after the incident, the personnel of the QRT immediately took the officer and shifted him to near by army’s health facility in serious conditions where he was declared brought dead on arrival.

A police officer while confirming the incident told  that they have taken cognizance and launched investigation as to why the officer has taken such an extreme step. (GNS)

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