POONCH, Aug 18: An ITBP jawan died due to accidental fire from his service weapon at Bhera Camp in Mendhar area of district Poonch today.
The deceased was identified as Rakesh Kumar, from 46th Battalion of ITBP. He was presently deployed in Mendhar area on law and order duty. Police sources said that he was found in a pool of blood after sound of a gun fire around 3.15 pm at Bhera Camp near Mendhar on Sunday.
He was rushed to Sub District Hospital, Mendhar where doctors declared him as brought dead. Mendhar Police registered a case under 174 CrPC and started investigation. The body of the jawan after postmortem was handed over to the Battalion officers.