Lucknow: Police inspector suffering from cancer shoots self, critical

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Feb 27, 2016 09:53 IST

Police inspector Hemant Tyagi, who was suffering from cancer, shot himself with his license rifle at his residence in Gomti Nagar’s Vipul Khand in Lucknow on Friday morning.

The police inspector placed the rifle below his chin and fired. The bullet pierced through his head. He was admitted to the KGMU trauma centre where his condition was critical till late night.

The incident took place when after having lunch. Tyagi went to rest in his bedroom at around 2.30pm. His wife Chanchal Tyagi and son Prateek Tyagi rushed to his room after hearing the gunshot and found him lying in a pool of blood. They rushed him to Lohia Hospital from where he was referred to the trauma centre.

The inspector had left a note in his room in which he mentioned that he was committing suicide and nobody was responsible for his death. He had remained posted in Lucknow at different police stations and was presently posted in Special Investigation Team (SIT).

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