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Depressed Delhi police sub-inspector kills self with service pistol

In the one and a half page note, the officer said, Singh has written about mental stress due to problems in his family.

delhi Updated: Sep 08, 2017 23:19 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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In the one and a half page note, the officer said, Singh has written about mental stress due to problems in his family.

A 56-year-old Delhi Police sub-inspector (SI) shot himself dead using his service pistol in his personal car at the premises of Delhi Armed Police (DAP) in northwest Delhi’s Model Town on Friday afternoon.

Police said the car was locked from inside. A suicide note was recovered in which the SI has written that he was disturbed and under stress because of family issues.

Milind Dumbre, deputy commissioner of police (northwest), said the incident took place around 3.30 pm at DAP’s second battalion office. The deceased was identified as SI Bale Singh. Police said Singh was posted in the second battalion for the last two years.

On Friday afternoon, a police officer said, the sub-inspector reached second battalion office in his Renault Kwid car. He parked his car in the office compound and remained seated on the driver’s seat. Police said SI Singh was in police uniform.

At about 3.20 pm, staff members in the second battalion office heard a gunshot sound in the campus. They rushed towards the area where the firing had taken place and found a Kwid car. “The SI was seated on the driver’s seat. A bullet’s entry and exit wounds were found in his temple. After exiting from Singh’s head the bullet had pierced the car as well,” said the officer.

Dumbre said that the car was unlocked and the sub-inspector was rushed to Babu Jag Jivan Ram hospital where doctors declared him brought dead. His family members were informed about his extreme step. The body was later shifted to the hospital’s mortuary where the autopsy will be conducted on Saturday.

In the one and a half page note, the officer said, Singh has written about mental stress due to problems in his family. Singh’s wife and son live in Jhajjar, Haryana. His other son is posted in the police control room (PCR) department of the Delhi Police while his brother, who is also in the force, is posted in southeast district police.

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First Published: Sep 08, 2017 23:18 IST