A BSF jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Jaisalmer district on Saturday. 39-year-old Manoj Kumar, a native of Uttar Pradesh, shot himself at around 1.30 am, Kishnaram, investigating officer, Ramgarh police station, said.
The jawan was posted on a border outpost at the Indo-Pak border, police said. He was rushed to the district hospital where doctors declared him dead.
The body has been handed over to BSF officials after postmortem, Kishnaram said. “The reason for the suicide is not clear and the matter is being investigated,” he added.