A Border Security Force personnel on Tuesday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in Singhpora area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday.

Official sources told that the BSF trooper namely Constable Rajendra Minj (belt number 143302319) of 70 Bn BSF shot himself while he was on duty at Battalion headquarters today afternoon.

The injured Rajendra, a resident of Garhwa, Jharkhand,succumbed to injuries at army hospital,they said.

A police officer also confirmed the incident.He said that it was not immediately known why the BSF personnel took such an extreme step.

The officer said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation taken up.