Jammu: A 18-year-old boy has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Katra belt of Reasi district, police said.

Puran Chand, who was on his way to Mata Vaishno Devi, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree near Bhairon Mandir in the district yesterday, police officials said here.

He was resident of Arlie village of Katra belt, they said, adding the reason behind the extreme step could not be ascertained.

His body was recovered, and after legal formalities, handed over to family members for last rites, they said adding further investigation is going on.
PTI