A 30-year-old Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable allegedly committed suicide at the National Museum complex near India Gate on Monday afternoon.
Police said he used the lanyard of his service pistol to hang himself.
A senior police officer said the constable, Munna Kumar Roy, was under depression due to prolonged illness. He was undergoing treatment at Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences.
The CISF is in charge of securing the complex and has a unit there. Roy was posted as a washerman at the unit. No suicide note was recovered, said the officer.
At about 1.45 pm, one of Roy’s colleagues found him hanging the force’s unit lines on the first floor.
Roy was rushed to RML Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on admission. The Tilak Marg police station was later informed. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered.
Originally from Jharkhand, Roy is survived by his wife and a daughter. He was posted at the National Museum Complex two months ago. Before that, he was posted in Ghaziabad, police said.