Punjab, India (Web Desk): An Indian soldier from Kal Banjara village near Lehragaga in Punjab’s Sangrur allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in Lower Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district yesterday.
The Indian media reported, the dead has been identified as Sepoy Roshan Singh, 35, of the 68 Engineering Regiment, who was posted with 39 Rashtriya Rifles in Poonch and he joined the army 14 years ago.
The army has ordered a court of inquiry into the incident. Army and police authorities informed the family about his death. The body will reach his native village on Monday where his last rites will be performed.
Roshan is survived by his wife Saroj and three children. The family lives in a one-room accommodation. Roshan’s parents are living with his brother.
She said, Not able to come to terms with the tragedy, Saroj said the authorities informed the family that he sacrificed his life in line of duty. “I don’t know what happened with him”.
Saroj added, “We want clarity about his death. I know he couldn’t commit suicide. We want a through probe”.