Malkangiri (Odisha), Mar 29 (PTI) A Border Security Force (BSF) jawan posted in Odisha’s Maoist-hit Malkangiri district, today allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself using his service revolver, police said. Also Read - Odisha's Maoist-Infested Malkangiri District Produces First Tribal Woman Pilot Anupriya Lakra

The deceased has been identified as Pankaj Kumar, a native of Debgarh under Golbazar police station area in Jharkhand, said Malkangiri SP Jagmohan Meena. Also Read - Odisha: 27-year-old Tribal Woman Becomes First Female Pilot From Naxal-Hit Malkangiri

The jawan was staying at the BSF camp in Chitrakonda police station area. Also Read - Odisha: District Voluntary Force Personnel Dead, Another Injured in Exchange of Fire With Naxals in Malkangiri

Though the exact reason behind the incident is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that he took the extreme step over family feud, police said.

Meena said the body of the jawan was sent to his native place in Jharkhand after postmortem.

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