Tripura State Rifle soldier shoots self, dies
Tripura State Rifles (TSR) rifleman Sarat Singh.

Agartala: A Tripura State Rifles (TSR) rifleman posted at the 13th Battalion headquarters died by suicide at Daspara under Kanchanpur sub-division of North Tripura district.

The incident took place at around 11:50 pm on Sunday night, sources in the police department said. The mortal remains of the soldier, identified as Sarat Singh from Kolkata, were shifted to hospital for post mortem on Monday.

Meanwhile, TSR authorities refused to comment on the issue.

Sources said resentment was brewing among the TSR troopers against one of the superior officers of the battalion. They said, “He always mistreats low ranking officers and sometimes even tries to mentally harass them.”

Dear Reader,
Over the past four years, EastMojo revolutionised the coverage of Northeast India through our sharp, impactful, and unbiased coverage. And we are not saying this: you, our readers, say so about us. Thanks to you, we have become Northeast India’s largest, independent, multimedia digital news platform.
Now, we need your help to sustain what you started.
We are fiercely protective of our ‘independent’ status and would like to remain so: it helps us provide quality journalism free from biases and agendas. From travelling to the remotest regions to cover various issues to paying local reporters honest wages to encourage them, we spend our money on where it matters.
Now, we seek your support in remaining truly independent, unbiased, and objective. We want to show the world that it is possible to cover issues that matter to the people without asking for corporate and/or government support. We can do it without them; we cannot do it without you.
Support independent journalism, subscribe to EastMojo.

Thank you,
Karma Paljor

Adding that he rejected emergency leave petitions and scolded lower ranked officials, the sources said, “Some jawans have been undergoing serious mental frustration due to this attitude.”

The toxic internal ecosystem in the Battalion headquarters has been revealed after this incident, they said. 

According to police, a case of unnatural death has been registered and the matter is being investigated. The mortal remains of the trooper would be sent to Kolkata after autopsy.     

Also Read |  Tripura: Four convicted for bank manager’s murder get life in jail

Trending Stories

Latest Stories

Leave a comment

Leave a comment