Anita Kumari, an Indian army major allegedly committed suicide in Jammu by shooting herself in the head at her official residence in Bari-Brahmana cantonment late on Thursday, said police on Friday.
The woman army officer belonged to Udaipur village in Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh. The 36-year-old probably used her personal gun to shoot herself.
The woman officer was the wife of Kumar Anubhav – an engineer who lives in New Delhi.
“Circumstantial evidence suggests it to be a case of suicide. Her room was bolted from inside and we found the gunshot wound on her right temple. We also recovered a pistol from the crime scene,” said Bari-Brahmana SHO Yashpal Singh.
“It was her domestic help who informed us of some foul play because he told us that despite his repeated knocks, the officer did not open the door,” the SHO added.
According to the sources, Kumari had a service of eight years in the army. She was posted at Field Supply Depot 259 BD 1190 in Bari-Brahmana cantonment. Anita’s body has been taken to Government Medical College for post-mortem.