A 48-year-old sub-inspector (SI) Veer Singh posted at Sirsa allegedly shot himself dead with an illegal pistol at a strong room (malkhana) of the city police station here on Tuesday.
SI city police station Jagdish Rai said, "Singh was posted in Sirsa as incharge of malkhana of the city police station from the past two years. On Tuesday morning, he collected an illegal pistol in malkhana, shot himself in stomach and died on the spot."
He added that inspector general of police had called a meeting of all strong room incharges of all districts on Tuesday but Singh did not reach in the meeting. When they called Singh, his phone was switched off. After some time, our team reached at the malkhana and found his body lying on the floor in a pool of blood.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that Singh was mentally disturbed since last few days. Investigation was going on under the proceeding of 174 CrPC, Rai added.