A Border Security Force jawan allegedly committed suicide at his unit’s camp in Naxal-hit Kanker district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, officials said.
Constable Swaraj P N, belonging to the BSFs 4th battalion, was found hanging from the ceiling of a mess at the Tactical Headquarters of his battalion stationed in Koyalibeda police station area around 6.30 am, a police official said.
After being alerted, local police officials rushed to the spot and the body was sent for post-mortem, he said.
As per preliminary information, the constable was unwell since the last few months.
However, the exact reason behind his extreme step was yet to be ascertained, the official said.
“Swaraj, a native of Wayanad district in Kerala, was in Koyalibeda since September last year. He went on leave in June this year and returned to his duty place in October,” a BSF official said.
His family members have been informed about the incident, the official added.
Earlier, in June this year, a BSF constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Pakhanjore area of Kanker.
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