Cop commits suicide at SC over family problems
In an unfortunate incident, a head constable of Delhi Police committed suicide at the Supreme Court premises where he was posted. The incident was reported to police at 8.15 am on Monday.
The head constable, Chandpal, who was posted at the Supreme Court, committed suicide an hour after he joined duty on Monday morning. Chandpal was on duty from 7 am till 1 pm. He was posted in the apex court security duty since April 2014.
At around 8.15 am in the morning, no one suspected that the gunshot they heard would be self-inflicting and a cop who was posted in the premesis for its security would be so distraught that he would shoot himself.
The incident happened at gate number ‘G’ of the Supreme Court. Chandpal, 42, slowly left his post and moved towards the santry post near gate number G. At that time no one suspected what was going through his mind and he would actually shoot himself with his service revolver.
Chandpal shot himself in the chest with his weapon. The incident created panic in the busy Supreme Court premises and the local police was immedialtely informed about the incident.
The police reached the spot and took the body of Chandpal who died on the spot. A suicide note was also recovered from his jacket.
“Chandpal left a suicide note in his pocket. We are investigating the contents of the suicide note. It seems that he had some family issues,” said DCP, New Delhi, Braja Kishore Singh.
Sources stated that Chandpal mentioned about some property dispute in the family. He was allegedly upset with his family members including his father and this led him to take this extreme step.
In Delhi, Chandpal resided at Mohammadpur Government colony in R K Puram.
“It is really a shocking incident for us. He was one amongst us. It is really tragic when we came to know about the shooting incident,” said one of the security persons posted on one of the gates of the Supreme Court.
The cops have spoken to the family members and are investigating the case.