Soldier ends life in Uri, first in 2018; 92 suicides reported last year
Uri: A soldier ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at Uri in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Officials identified the soldier as Subba Roy of 8 Rashtriya Rifles and he was currently posted at Gawalion Uri.
While this is the first suicide, at-least 92 personnel from the three armed forces committed suicide last year, with the army having the highest number, Parliament was informed last month.
Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre told Lok Sabha, in a written reply, that as per the figures, two officers, and 67 Junior Commissioned Officers (JCO) and Other Ranks (OR) committed suicide in the Indian Army. The number of JCOs and ORs who committed suicide was 100 in 2016, 77 in 2015, and 82 in 2014.
Among the Army officers, there were four suicides in 2016, one in 2015 and two in 2014.
by INS Desk