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Denied leave ITBP soldier kills himself

A 40-year-old soldier of the Indo-Tibet Border Police (ITBP), who was posted at the Tihar Jail in the capital, shot himself after he was denied leave, officials said Friday.

Jail officials said Sunil Kumar fired two shots in the air from his service rifle and a bullet between his neck and his head. He was rushed to the Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital where he was declared brought dead.

Kumar, a resident of Jajjar in Haryana, had been posted in Tihar in west Delhi for the past two months.

Seniors said he was facing some family problems and wanted to go home but was dejected after his leave application was cancelled.

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