A man shot himself in the head in the mini-secretariat in Faridabad over alleged harassment by police and administration officials on Monday, police said.
The victim, Ved Prakash, a resident of Badoli village, is said to have gone to meet the deputy commissioner to complain about certain police and administration officials who were allegedly harassing him over the construction of a room on his property.
Police said Prakash walked into the secretariat around 12.30pm and shot himself in the head with his licensed revolver just outside the first-floor office of deputy commissioner Vijay Dahiya. It was not clear whether he met Dahiya before he committed suicide.
According to the complaint, which was recovered from his person by the police, Prakash claimed that the SDO of the irrigation department SK Daggar and one Ram Prakash of Sector 10, DLF, Faridabad had abused and beaten him on September 3 over the construction of rooms.
“Though I was constructing rooms on my own land, the SDO got a false case registered against me on September 4, and I lodged a counter-complaint against him with Faridabad commissioner through post,” the complaint read.
The police registered a case of abetment to suicide against SHO Mukesh Kumar, Daggar and Ram Prakash, DCP (Central) Sumit Kumar told HT. He said the SHO had been sent to the district lines pending investigation against him.