The deceased jawan has been identified as Dillip Mai. He was posted at the 68 Battalion of BSF in Kalyansighpur of Rayagada district.
As per reports, Dillip allegedly shot himself with his service rifle this morning. Soon after the incident, he was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
On being informed, local police reached the spot and initiated a probe into the matter.
“We have already sent the body for post-mortem. Further investigation is underway,” police said.