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BSF jawan 'shoots himself in chest using service revolver'

Kolkata: Mystery shrouds the death of a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan whose body was found in the bordering area of Bagda in North 24-Parganas on Monday.

Police suspect that the victim, identified as Tirath Kumar Singh, committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest using his service revolver. Singh belonged to 23 battalion of the Border Security Force and is a resident of Chattishgarh. He had visited his native place almost a month ago and returned to work about 10 to 12 days ago.

The police said around 1 pm the BSF jawan shot himself in his chest with his service revolver.

The bullet pierced through the left side of his chest. Some of his colleagues heard a loud sound after the bullet was fired and rushed to the spot and saw that the jawan was lying in a pool of blood.

He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought on arrival by the doctors. The body has been sent for the post mortem examination to ascertain the exact cause of the death.

The police have started a detailed probe into the incident. Preliminary investigation indicates that the jawan might have committed suicide. The cops are interrogating some of the colleagues of the jawan to find the reasons that could have instigated him to take the extreme step.

The investigating officers are waiting for the post mortem report and looking into all possible angles in the case.

Cops are trying to find out if the victim had been reeling under some kind of mental pressure.

The family members of the victim have been informed about his death by the police. The cops will also inquire if the jawan had any family-related problems.

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