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Delhi Police head constable shoots self after argument with wife

Head constable Har Bhagwan was talking to his wife over phone at a police beat box near Shahabad Dairy police station. He disconnected in anger and took out his service revolver and shoot himself in the neck. Another constable, who tried to stop him, was also injured in the incident.

delhi Updated: Jun 10, 2017 16:38 IST
Karn Pratap Singh
Karn Pratap Singh
Hindustan Times
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Head constable Har Bhagwan shot himself in the neck at Shahbad Dairy police station after talking to his wife over phone. A constable who tried to stop Har Bhagwan was injured in the incident. (Representative/HT)

A 41-year-old Delhi Police head constable shot himself dead with his service pistol at a police beat box, near Shahabad Dairy police station late Thursday night. The bullet pierced through his neck and hit another constable in his shoulder. The injured constable has been identified as Rajesh.

Rishipal, deputy commissioner of police (Rohini district), said the head constable, Har Bhagwan, was depressed because of personal reasons.

“The head constable’s wife suspected him of having an extra-marital affair and they fought often,” said the DCP. Bhagwan was a native of Punjab. He is survived by his parents, wife, and three children who live in Rohini area. His parents live in Punjab.

A senior police officer said the incident took place around 11pm. Three more policemen, including Constable Rajesh, were present in the beat box when the incident occurred.

“Head constable Bhagwan was talking to his wife over telephone. He was arguing with her over some issue and after a few minutes he disconnected in anger,” said the officer.

When one of the policemen asked Bhagwan if he would leave for home, he took out his service pistol and cocked it. Constable Rajesh rushed to snatch the weapon from his hand. But before he could reach him, Bhagwan shot a bullet in his neck. It pierced his head and hit Rajesh’s shoulder.

The two were rushed to Baba Saheb Ambedkar hospital where Bhagwan was declared brought dead. The condition of the injured cop was stated to be out of danger.

First Published: Jun 09, 2017 16:43 IST