Kashmir: Army jawan killed as rifle fires accidentally

Naik Nek Ram of 18 Dogra Regimen was hit in the head by a bullet from his service rifle Sunday evening.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published:January 25, 2016 12:52 pm
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An Army jawan died when his service rifle went off accidentally inside a camp in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, a police official said on Monday.

Naik Nek Ram of 18 Dogra Regiment, who was posted with 62 Rashtriya Rifles, was hit in the head by a bullet from his service rifle last evening, the official said.

He said the jawan was rushed to District Hospital Kulgam where he succumbed to injuries.

Although preliminary investigations revealed that the service rifle of the deceased jawan went off accidentally, police have started inquest proceedings under section 174 CrPC to ascertain the cause of Ram’s death.

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