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Kerala irrigation minister Mathew T Thomas’ gunman shoots self to death, reason unknown

The deceased, 28-year-old Sujith, who was attached to the armed reserve camp in Thiruvananthapuram, was found with a gunshot wound on the head at his home in Kollam district, the police said, adding he had also cut veins in both hands.

india Updated: Oct 31, 2018 13:29 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Thiruvananthapuram
Kerala irrigation minister,Mathew T Thomas,Thiruvananthapuram
The deceased shot himself using his service revolver early Wednesday, 31 October, 2018. (HT file photo)

A personal security officer of Kerala irrigation minister Mathew T Thomas, allegedly shot himself to death, using his service revolver early Wednesday, police said.

The deceased, 28-year-old Sujith, who was attached to the armed reserve camp here, was found with a gunshot wound on the head at his home at Kadakal in Kollam district, the police said, adding he had also cut veins in both hands.

Though the officer was rushed to the hospital, his life could not be saved.

Sujith, a bachelor, has left a suicide note, police said.

Meanwhile, the Minister’s office said Sujith has been working as Thomas’ personal security officer for the past three months and was on leave on Tuesday.

First Published: Oct 31, 2018 13:29 IST