An army jawan committed suicide by shooting himself with his INSAS rifle in an army camp at Noushera area of Rajouri district,police said on Monday.
Sepoy Nikal Kumar (23) of the 162 Field Regiment was on duty at Noushera Army unit last night when he pumped two bullets in his chest,close to the heart,from his service rifle,they said.
After hearing gunshots,his colleagues rushed to the spot and took him to a hospital,where he was declared brought dead,police said.
Post mortem of his body was conducted and it has been sent to his native place Muzaffarnagar in UP for last rites,they said,adding that a case has been registered in this connection.
The Army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident.