C'garh: CAF jawan shoots himself dead with service weapon

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Raipur, Mar 18 (PTI) A 36-year-old jawan from the Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in the insurgency-hit Narayanpur district on Thursday, police said.

Constable Dharmendra Gabel from the CAF's 9th battalion allegedly shot himself with an Insas rifle at his unit's camp in Aadmdai Ghati under Chhote Dongar police station limits, Narayanpur superintendent of police Mohit Garg said.

When the other personnel heard the gunshot from the victim's barrack, they rushed to the spot and found him lying in a pool of blood, he said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was declared brought dead, the official said.

The deceased jawan was a native of Janjgir-Champa district, he said, adding that the reason for the extreme step is yet to be ascertained.

A case has been registered in this regard and further probe is on, the official said. PTI TKP ARU ARU