A retired head constable of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) allegedly killed his wife and two children before attempting to commit suicide near Chotila town in Surendranagar district, Gujarat police said on Monday.
The incident took place late last night in Hirasar village, 45 kms from Rajkot, when 42-year-old Bhupat Nakia reportedly shot his wife Daya (36) and children Simran (16) and Nitin (10) to death while they were asleep, at their residence, Chotila police station inspector PG Gohil said.
He then shot himself in his hand with his licensed revolver, the officer said.
“Bhupat was rushed to Chotila civil hospital from where he was referred to Rajkot civil hospital” he said.
Prima facie, the retired constable killed his wife as he was suspicious about her character, Gohil added.
According to police, Bhupat was the CRPF’s head constable posted at Srinagar and retired in 2014.