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CRPF jawan commits suicide

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

A jawan posted in Naxal-hit district of committed suicide this morning, a police official said.

B Hanumantu fatally shot himself with a gun belonging to a colleague at the camp at Tadgaon in Bhamragad taluka at around 8.30 am, according to a press release issued by the office of superintendent of police.

The 45-year-old fired three bullets on his chest and died on the spot, the release said.

Hanumantu, a native of Krishnapuram village in Andhra Pradesh, was posted with the ninth battallion of the for the last one year, it said.

According to preliminary investigation, he took the extreme step due to personal reasons, the police said, adding a probe was on in the matter.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 20:58 IST