A Punjab Police head constable on temporary duty for the security of former state BJP chief Kamal Sharma was found dead with bullet wounds in Ferozepur late on Friday.
Police said Krishan Kumar, 45, was found dead with two bullet wounds in the chest at his house in the local Khalsa Colony around midnight.
He was posted at Ferozepur’s Sadar police station recently and had been sent for the BJP leader’s security as one of the regular guards was on leave.
The police said that after having dinner at his house, Kumar went outside in uniform with his service revolver. “Around midnight, his wife found him lying on a charpoy in the courtyard. Presuming he was sleeping, she tried to wake him up but found blood oozing from the chest,” Vibhore Sharma, DSP, Ferozepur City, said.
He was rushed to hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
“He suffered injuries from two shots of his .38-bore service revolver. A probe is on to ascertain whether it’s a murder or suicide,” the DSP said.