MENDHAR, Feb 26: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan committed suicide by shooting himself to death with his service gun at Sonawali Gali Post in Mankote sub sector of Mendhar in district Poonch early today.
Identified as Sepoy, Parmod Kumar of B Company of 200 Battalion, BSF, the soldier was deployed in Uchhad area of Mankote, near the Line of Control.
According to Police, Parmod was on night duty at Sonawali Post in Mankote area of Mendhar. After finishing his duty in the morning, he took his service gun and shot himself, resulting into his instant death.
The other jawans in panic came out of the post. They informed senior officers and later passed on message to the Mendhar Police Station. The Police reached there and took the body into its custody and shifted it to Mendhar Sub District Hospital for postmortem.
After conducting autopsy and other formalities, the body was handed over to BSF unit officials for further shifting it to his home State for last rites. Mendhar Police has registered a case under Section 174 CrPC. Some frustration was said to be the cause of this step by the concerned BSF officials.