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Delhi constable's death mystery; family alleges murder

PTI
Published : Sep 15, 2017, 8:10 am IST
Updated : Sep 15, 2017, 8:12 am IST

According to police, though it is suspected that Rajesh shot himself but his family members have alleged that he was killed.

The matter has been transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch for investigation, the police said. (Photo: File/Representational)
 The matter has been transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch for investigation, the police said. (Photo: File/Representational)

New Delhi: A head constable died under mysterious circumstances on the premises of the Vijay Vihar police station in Rohini in New Delhi, the police said on Friday.

It is suspected that Rajesh shot himself on Thursday night, but his family members have alleged that he was killed, they said, adding that a case has been registered on the basis of the allegations.

The matter has been transferred to the Delhi Police Crime Branch for investigation, the police said.

The head constable was on night duty and around 11 pm on Thursday, his family was informed that he had been taken to a hospital. However, by the time they reached, he had succumbed to bullet injuries, they said.

Police said that Rajesh was talking to another head constable in the parking area of the police station before the incident.

Later, some policemen heard gunshots and rushed to the spot and saw him lying in a pool of blood. The other policeman was also there, they said.

The personnel claimed that Rajesh snatched his service revolver and shot himself. Rajesh's family have alleged foul play, the police said.

"The initial inputs point towards suicide. However, the family members alleged murder. Keeping these in mind, a case of murder has been registered," said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rishi Pal.

A board of doctors has been constituted for the postmortem. Teams of the Forensic Science Laboratory were called to the spot, he said.

The Crime Branch will probe whether he had a fight with anyone at the police station or was there any foul play, said another official, requesting anonymity.

Tags: commit suicide, mysterious death, murder, delhi police crime branch, head constable dead
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi