Kupwara: An Indian Army Major allegedly committed suicide on Monday, January 18, 2021, at a forward post in the Tangdhar sector in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
A senior official told that an Army Major posted in forwarding post in Tangdhar sector has committed suicide. He said that the reason behind the suicide was not known immediately.
A senior police officer while confirming the incident, said that a police party has rushed to the spot and more details will be shared accordingly.
“We have learnt about the suicide of an Army Major in a forward area and the police team is on its way to gather the details,” he said.
According to The Wire, the deceased has been identified as Major Fayazullah Khan, a company commander of Jammu and Kashmir Rifles, they said.
The officials said the reason for the suicide was not immediately known.
According to a recent study published by the tri-services think tank United Service Institution of India (USI), more than half of the Indian Army personnel seem to be “under severe stress” and the armed forces have been losing more personnel every year to suicides. The think tank deleted the report later.
According to The Print, the study – which created a storm in defence circles – was done by Colonel A.K. Mor, who was a senior research fellow at the USI during 2019-20.
Colonel A.K. Mor noted: “Prolonged exposure of Indian Army personnel to CI (counter-insurgency)/CT (counter-terrorism) environment has been one of the contributory factors for increased stress levels.” The Wire