Constable shoots self dead in police station
New Delhi: A 46-year-old head constable shot himself dead from his service revolver in the premises of a police station in southwest Delhi on Sunday night, police said.
A suicide note was recovered from the deceased which claimed family reason behind taking the extreme step.
The deceased has been identified as Pramod Kumar who lived with his wife and two children in Gopal Nagar area of Najafgarh and hails from Madhya Pradesh. He got posted as Constable in Delhi Police in 1995. In Delhi Cantt police station, he was in charge of the police station malkhana.
According to police, the incident took place around 10:30 pm on Sunday when Kumar allegedly shot himself with his service revolver on his head. The resultant noise alerted the remaining staff. Police officials rushed towards the source of the noise and found Kumar lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
"After hearing a loud bang, the staff found that he had shot himself with his pistol and found a suicide note on an open register. In his note, he had written that he could not take care of his wife and children," said a police officer privy to the investigation.
Kumar was rushed to the hospital by the staff where he succumbed to death.
"During treatment the police personnel died," official said.
Kumar's colleagues are shocked at the incident. According to them, Kumar was humble by nature and was handling several criminal cases.
Police are questioning Kumar's family to ascertain what prompted him to attempt the suicide.
On August 22, the Station House Officer of Jaitpur Police Station and an ASI was sent to district lines following allegations of harassment by a cop from the same police station after he committed suicide.
Assistant sub-Inspector Devender shot himself dead with his service revolver near Yamuna Bank, leaving behind a suicide note at his home accusing the ASI Sunder Lal and the SHO Ram Niwas of harassing him.