Punjab Police cop dies in ‘accidental firing’ at Sector 28 Akali Dal office

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: May 23, 2016 12:54 IST
The office of the Shiromani Akali Dal where a cop died in an ‘accidental firing’ on Sunday. (HT Photo)

A Punjab Police constable, Balkar Singh, 42, a resident of Tarn Taran, Amritsar, was shot dead while he was cleaning his service carbine here on Sunday. He was deployed at the Shiromani Akali Dal office in Sector 28.

After the police were informed, he was taken to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), where he was declared brought dead. The police said during the preliminary investigation, it was found he was cleaning his weapon when he accidentally fired the bullet that hit his chest. However, the police will further investigate the matter to get more details.

Victim was in tension and didn’t had food on Saturday night, said a colleague on the condition of anonymity.

The police said they will look into the suicide angle after talking to the family members, though they said chances were minimum.

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