An assistant police officer attached to the anti terrorism cell, Chandrakant Mahajan, 42, allegedly shot himself with his service revolver at the Chunabhatti police station on Wednesday. He is in a critical condition.
A preliminary probe pointed to a domestic dispute. Police said he was depressed after his wife had taken their two children and left home over a fight that morning.
In the afternoon, Mahajan had attended a meeting with the assistant commissioner of police over some corruption allegations against him, said Lakhmi Gautam, deputy commissioner of police.
When he returned to the police station, Mahajan allegedly shot himself in the neck. He was taken to Surana Sethia hospital, Chembur. The police will now record his wife’s statement.