BSF Jawan Shoots Self In Naxal-hit Kanker

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  • A jawan shot himself with his own service rifle at Kamteda BSF camp.
  • The deceased jawan has been identified as Ujjwal Nandi.
  • The reason behind the jawan's suicide is yet to be ascertained.

Kanker: A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kanker district, a police official said on Thursday. Jawan Ujjwal Nandi (33), belonging to the BSF’s 81st battalion, allegedly shot himself with the service rifle at his unit’s camp at Kamteda in Koylibeda village under Koylibeeda police station limits at around 6 am on Thursday. Superintendent of Police Shalabh Kumar Sinha has confirmed the incident.

Ujjwal was a BSF 30th Soldier. The jawan is said to be a resident of Bargara in West Bengal. According to the information received. After returning from duty on Thursday morning, the jawan committed suicide by shooting himself in the barrack. The reason behind the jawan’s suicide is not yet known. After hearing the gunshots, his colleagues rushed to the spot and saw him dead.

No suicide note was found at the spot and the exact reason behind his extreme step was yet to be ascertained, the official said, adding that a case had been registered. The BSF is extensively deployed in Kanker district for anti-Maoist operations and has its frontier headquarters in Bhilai town of Durg district. In December last year, a BSF constable allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his unit’s camp in Koyalibeda area of Kanker.

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