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Traffic constable shoots self near Bangla Sahib Gurdwara

A 32-year-old Delhi traffic police constable attempted suicide by shooting himself with his service pistol at the office of the deputy commissioner of police (traffic) near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in central Delhi on Thursday. Constable Parvinder was admitted to Ram Manohar Lohia hospital.

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2017 12:43 IST
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Delhi Traffic Police constable Parvinder Singh who shot himself with his service revolver at Traffic Line near Bangla Sahib Gurdwara on Thursday. He was admitted to Ram Mahohar Lohia Hospital. (Mohd Zakir/HT Photo)

A 32-year-old Delhi traffic police constable attempted suicide by shooting himself with his service pistol at the office of the deputy commissioner of police (traffic) near Bangla Sahib Gurudwara in central Delhi on Thursday evening. The incident took place around 6.30 pm. The injured constable, identified as Parvinder, is battling for his life in Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital.

BK Singh, deputy commissioner of police (New Delhi), said that Constable Parvinder was on sentry duty at the DCP (traffic) office when he shot himself on the right side of his temple. Hearing the gunshot, other traffic police personnel rushed to the incident spot and found the constable unconscious and in a pool of blood.

“The injured constable was rushed to RML hospital. His condition is critical. We have informed his family members about the incident,” said the DCP. “What trigged him to take that step is yet to be known. No suicide note was found from his possession or at the incident spot,” he added.

A native of Bhiwani in Haryana, Parvinder joined the Delhi Police in 2010. He was trained as a commando and lived in Nangloi area.

First Published: Aug 03, 2017 23:51 IST