VDC member commits suicide in Doda

Jammu, Publish Date: Jul 20 2018 12:45AM | Updated Date: Jul 20 2018 12:45AM
VDC member commits suicide in Doda

A 60-year-old Village Defence Committee (VDC) member allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, a police official said today. 

Baljeet Roy was found dead with a gun shot in his chest at Luddu Kansar village yesterday, the official said.  

He said Roy was a VDC member and had used his licensed .303 rifle to end his life. 

He was suffering from a disease and preliminary investigation suggested that he took the extreme step under depression. 

Police have started inquest proceedings. PTIOver 2,600 pilgrims leave for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu, July 19: A fresh batch of 2,617 pilgrims left Jammu on Thursday for the ongoing Amarnath Yatra.

They left the Bhagwati Nagar Yatri Niwas in an escorted convoy of 81 vehicles for the Kashmir Valley.

The pilgrimage was halted for sometime on Wednesday due to inclement weather. After it resumed, over 7,000 pilgrims had paid their obeisance inside the cave shrine.

The Met has forecast cloudy sky all along the treks leading up to both Baltal and Pahalgam base camps on Thursday.

Apart from the deaths of four pilgrims in a landslide in Brarimarg-Railpathri area of Baltal trek, the pilgrimage in 2018 that started on Jaune 28, has so far been proceeding smoothly.

The 60-day long Yatra will end on August 26 coinciding with the Shravan Purnima festival.

On the 22nd day of the ongoing Shri Amarnathji Yatra, 7665 Yatris paid obeisance at the Holy Cave. Till date 216598 Yatris had the darshan of the Shivling at the Holy Cave. IANS

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