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'Tense' cop shoots self at Uttarakhand Raj Bhawan

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Dehradun, January 29, 2013
First Published: 19:27 IST(29/1/2013) | Last Updated: 19:30 IST(29/1/2013)

A police constable Kamal Singh Mehra, deployed at Uttarakhand Raj Bhawan shot himself with his SLR (self-loading rifle) on Tuesday afternoon. He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was declared brought dead.

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According to police, Mehra, a native of Nainital district, fired two shots from his SLR rifle, one in the air and the other towards his head.

Police sources said that Mehra had returned to duty a month ago after his suspension was revoked. He was suspended after he was found drunk on duty at Nainital high court.

Police sources further revealed that though Mehra's suspension was revoked, a departmental inquiry was still underway. It is also being considered if ''the constable was in depression due to the ongoing inquiry".

The incident has sent ripples in the department. After getting the information, director-general of police Satyavrat Bansal, SSP Keval Khurana, and other top cops rushed to the Doon hospital, where Mehra's body was kept. Terming the incident as unfortunate, the DGP said, "It appears that the constable was in depression."


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