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.