SRINAGAR: An Indian army soldier committed suicide by shooting himself at Machil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, official sources said here Saturday.

Sources told news agency GNS that the trooper identified as Ravindra Singh of 57 RR shot himself dead inside the camp. “After hearing gunshot, his colleagues rushed towards him and saw him lying in pool of blood,” they said.

The reason behind taking such step by the soldier was not immediately known but a probe has been started in this regard, added the sources.