Jammu, Aug 21 (PTI) An Army jawan posted in a forward area along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district shot himself dead with his service weapon Friday, official sources said.

After he shot himself in Mankote sector, other soldiers rushed to find him in a pool of blood, they said, adding he was declared dead on arrival by doctors at an area hospital.

He was serving with the 39 Rastriya Rifles.

Police said they have registered a case and started investigation.