Police jawan shoots self in Chhattisgarh

A police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in the Naxal-hit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 16, 2013, 20:35 PM IST

Rajnandgaon: A police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle in the naxal-hit Rajnandgaon district of Chhattisgarh, police said on Wednesday.

Constable Kaushal Verma (25), posted at Chilhati police station under Chowki block, shot himself with his Insas rifle at his work place during duty late last night, ASP Vivek Shukla told a news agency.

Verma died on the spot as bullet pierced his stomach, he said, adding the victim was the resident of Durg district.
The motive behind Verma killing himself was not known immediately.