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Jammu and Kashmir: Soldier found dead with bullet injury near LoC in Poonch

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An Army personnel was found dead with a bullet injury near the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.

An Army personnel died of a bullet injury from his own service rifle near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, a police official said on Wednesday.

Sepoy Amritpal Singh was deployed to a forward post in the Mankote Sector.His colleagues found him in a pool of blood after hearing a gunshot around 5 am, the official said.

Preliminary investigations revealed that Singh died of a bullet from his own service rifle, he said.The official added it is a matter of investigation if the soldier died due to an accidental discharge from his weapon or committed suicide.The police have started inquest proceedings to ascertain the facts, he said.

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