Srinagar: A soldier of the counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles (RR) died in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Saturday after shooting himself accidentally with his service weapon, defence sources said.
He was identified as junior commissioned officer Jai Prakash Singh of 30 RR, posted in Langate area of Kupwara.
"After hearing shots, troops of 30 RR in Langate found the JCO lying in a pool of blood. His service rifle had misfired accidentally, as per initial reports from the camp.
"He was airlifted for treatment to the army's 92 Base hospital in Srinagar, but could not be revived," a source said.