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CRPF jawan allegedly commits suicide inside camp in Chhattisgarh

Head Constable Karan Singh,47, had joined duty in the Maoist-hit district of Gariaband on September 6.

india Updated: Sep 09, 2018 15:22 IST
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A CRPF jawan shot himself with his service rifle at around 1 am inside his camp in Gariaband district on September 9.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan allegedly committed suicide in Chhattisgarh’s Gariaband district in the wee hours Sunday, an official of the paramilitary force said.

Head Constable Karan Singh, belonging to the CRPF’s 65th battalion, shot himself with his service rifle at around 1 am inside his camp located in the Bindranawagarh police station area, around 150km from state capital Raipur, the official posted in Raipur told PTI.

When the 47-year-old jawan’s colleagues heard the gunshot from his barrack, they rushed to the place, where they found him lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, he said.

Singh, a native of Saidpur village in Mahendragarh district of Haryana, was on leave since August 16 and had joined duty in the Maoist-hit district on September 6, the official said.

No suicide note was found, but as per preliminary information, the CRPF jawan took the extreme step due to family-related issues, he said.

However, the exact reason will be known only after a probe, he said, adding a case has been registered.

His family members have been informed about the incident, the official said.

First Published: Sep 09, 2018 15:22 IST