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CRPF constable commits suicide in Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Gadchiroli (Maha) 

A 29-year-old jawan of the (CRPF) allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon here this morning, an official said.

Constable was on sentry duty since 7 am today at the headquarters of the CRPF's battalion no. 37 in Aheri taluka, about 120 kms from here.

While on duty, he allegedly fired two shots at himself with his service rifle, a senior official told PTI.

Kumar's colleagues rushed him to a nearby hospital but he succumbed to the injuries on the way, he said.

The constable, hailing from Haryana, was transferred to the CRPF's headquarters in Aheri from around seven months ago, the official said.

Sometime back he had gone to his hometown on a vacation and resumed services last month, he said.

The district police have lodged an accidental death report and initiated an investigation, the official said.

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First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 11:42 IST