An Army jawan committed suicide on Wednesday by shooting himself with his service rifle in Samba district, police said.

Arun V, a resident of Thiruvananthapuram, received a phone call in the morning after which he went to the guard room and fired at himself from his rifle at an Army camp in the district, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Samba Israr Khan said.

The jawan died on the spot, he said, adding that a probe is on.