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BSF jawan shoots self with service rifle at Koraput base camp

Indra Singh, who belonged to the 15th battalion, was deployed to counter Maoist threat in the tribal dominated district

Our Correspondent Bhubaneswar Published 07.03.21, 01:36 AM
The BSF has begun an investigation into the incident which seems to be a case of suicide.

The BSF has begun an investigation into the incident which seems to be a case of suicide. File picture

A BSF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at his base camp in Koraput district, about 500km from here, on Saturday, reports our correspondent.

The jawan Indra Singh, who belonged to the 15th battalion of the BSF deployed to counter the Maoist threat in the tribal dominated district, had returned to the base camp on Friday after completing his leave vacation in his home state of Rajasthan.

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On Saturday, his colleagues rushed to his camp hearing the gunshot. They found Indra Singh lying in a pool of blood.

His service rifle was found near the body.

The BSF, which has been deployed in Koraput and neighbouring Malkgangiri to counter the Maoist activities, has begun an investigation into the incident which seems to be a case of suicide.

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