A 34-year-old territorial army head constable allegedly killed himself using his service AK-47 assault rifle on Tuesday morning. The incident took place around 7.30 am at the Territorial Army headquarters located at Sher Shah Road near Delhi High Court, the police said.
The head constable was identified as Suneel Patole, a native of Nasik in Maharashtra.
Patole was posted in coy quarter master, 116TA para, at the Terrotorial Army headquarters.
The police said Patole was depressed because of some personal and family issues.
BK Singh, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi), said a suicide note was recovered from Patole’s possession. The note written in Marathi said he had some family problems and because of that he was taking the extreme step.
“In the note, Patole has mentioned his bank account details and the code required for operating his account. He has written that he did not wish to work anymore,” said Singh.
A senior police officer said the incident came to light when some colleagues of Patole heard gunshots and rushed to find Patole lying on the ground in a pool of blood.
“Patole was rushed to the Armed Force Clinic, Dulhousie road, where he was declared brought dead,” the officer said.