Cop shoots himself with service pistol in Kashmir

A police sub-inspector allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service pistol in north Kashmir's Kupwara district today.

Sub-Inspector Ghulam Nabi Sheikh, who was posted asStation House Officer at Kalamabad Police station, was found dead inside his room in the police station premises this morning, a police spokesman said.

55-year-old Sheikh, a native of Zaloora in Kupwara district, shot himself in the temple with his service pistol, police said.

It was not immediately known why the Sub-Inspector took the extreme step, the spokesman said, adding police have registered a case and started investigations.

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