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Police jawan commits suicide in Chhattisgarh

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 September 2016, 14:55 IST

A police jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in Chhattisgarh's worst insurgency-hit Sukma district.

The constable, Dhirendra Kant (32), who was posted with Kukanar police station, ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at his government quarters, adjacent to his work place last evening, Sukma Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela told PTI.

When Kant's colleagues heard the gunshot from his room they rushed to the place and found him lying in a pool of blood.

He was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, the SP said.

A native of Pamgarh area in Janjgir-Champa district, the constable had sustained a fracture injury in his thigh after an incident while he was posted with Golapalli police station of Sukma a few months back, the SP said.

Considering his request for the transfer, he was recently shifted to Kukanar located on main the road close to Jagdalpur.

Kant had returned after leave on 16 September last week, he added.

No suicide note was recovered from the spot, the SP said, adding the exact reason which prompted him to take the extreme step was yet to be ascertained.

A case has been registered in this connection, he added.

Kant's family members were informed and all arrangements have been done to send the body to his native place, he added.


First published: 20 September 2016, 14:55 IST