Denied leave, BSF trooper kills self

Indo Asian News Service

Agartala, Dec 2 (IANS) A BSF trooper in Tripura shot himself dead with his service weapon after his superior rejected his leave application, police said here Sunday.

Border Security Force (BSF) trooper Bijender Singh, 36, shot himself Saturday night with his service rifle and his body was found in the backyard of an outpost at Belonia in southern Tripura, a police spokesman told reporters.

The spokesman said that Bijender Singh had recently applied for leave to go to his home in Haryana. The battalion commandant rejected the application before he took the extreme step.

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