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Srinagar: Another CRPF officer committed suicide Tuesday morning by shooting himself dead with his service rifle, officials said.

This is the second incident since early morning today as earlier a sub-inspector of CRPF had shot himself dead at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

In the fresh incident, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of CRPF posted with the 49th battalion in Srinagar, shot himself dead with his service rifle.

CRPF spokesman in Srinagar Pankaj Singh confirmed to news agency Kashmir News Observer that an ASI of CRPF had committed suicide in Srinagar. “The reason for the suicide is being looked into,” Singh said.

Special Director General of CRPF Zulfikar Hassan too confirmed the deaths. “We are trying to find out the reason as to why they took this extreme step,” he said.

Earlier in the day, a CRPF officer of 96 battalion posted in Mattan Anantnag had killed himself. He had left behind a suicide note that read, “I am afraid, I may have Corona.” (KNO)

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