BSF trooper dies of bullet injury in Kathua

KATHUA — A Border Security Force (BSF) trooper died of a bullet injury from his own service rifle at a forward post near the International Border in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday.

The deceased trooper has been identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector Sukhnandan Prasad (55), a resident of Madhya Pradash.

He was on duty at Border Outpost Gurnam in Hiranagar sector when his colleagues found him in an injured condition with a gunshot injury from his own service rifle. He was rushed to a nearby medical facility where he was declared brought dead, an officials said according to PTI.

It was not immediately clear whether he committed suicide or died after his rifle went off accidentally, he said.