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Policeman dies under mysterious circumstances

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A head constable died under mysterious circumstances on the premises of the Vijay Vihar police station in Rohini here, the police said today.

It is suspected that Rajesh shot himself last night, but his family members have alleged that he was killed, they said, adding that a case has been registered on the basis of the allegations.


The matter has been transferred to the Police Crime Branch for investigation, the police said.

The head constable was on night duty and around 11 pm yesterday, his family was informed that he had been taken to a hospital. However, by the time they reached, he had succumbed to bullet injuries, they said.

Police said that the Rajesh was talking to another head constable in the parking area of the police station before the incident.

Later, some policemen heard gunshots and rushed to the spot and saw him lying in a pool of blood. The other policeman was also there, they said.

The personnel claimed that Rajesh snatched his service revolver and shot himself. Rajesh's family have alleged foul play, the police said.

"The initial inputs point towards suicide. However, the family members alleged murder. Keeping these in mind, a case of murder has been registered," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rishi Pal.

A board of doctors has been constituted for the postmortem. Teams of the Forensic Science Laboratory were called to the spot, he said.

The Crime Branch will probe whether he had a fight with anyone at the police station or was there foul play, said another official, requesting anonymity.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 01:42 IST
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