Woman Army officer commits suicide

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 16: A woman Army officer has allegedly committed suicide by shooting herself with her service pistol in an Army unit here, a police officer said today.
Major Anita Kumari (36) was last night found dead in her room with bullet injury in head. She allegedly shot herself with her pistol at the unit in Bari Brahamana area, he said.
It appears she has committed suicide, the officer said, adding postmortem of the body is being conducted and a case has been registered in this regard.
The forensic team has been sent to the spot for the probe, he said.
Meanwhile, a Court of Inquiry has been ordered by Army in this regard.
Maj Anita, who hailed from Himachal Pradesh, belongs to Army Service Corps.
Police is also investigating the matter at its own level. Police said that she was under depression for some time and that can be the cause of the extreme step taken by her. Though married Major Anita was living in separation for some time, police added.
Her body was handed over to her family members after post-mortem today for cremation. Her sister had come to receive the body. Bari Brahmana Police has registered a case under relevant sections of the law in this regard.


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