Mysterious death of constable at US Consulate in Mumbai
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Last Updated: Monday, March 07, 2011, 11:55
Mumbai: A 30-year-old police constable, posted at the American Consulate here was killed Monday after a bullet from his service weapon pierced through his skull, police said.

The incident took place this morning in Breach Candy area in South Mumbai, where the Consulate is located.

It is not however clear if it is a suicide, police said.

"The deceased constable was posted in the rear of the Consulate building. We are yet to ascertain whether its a suicide or a case of accidental firing," Joint Police Commissioner Rajneesh Seth said.

According to police, a loud bullet sound was heard by the policemen in the Consulate premises following which they rushed to the cop identified as Deepak Vitkare where he was found with serious injuries in his skull.

He was immediately taken to the nearby Breach Candy hospital where he was declared dead. Further investigations are on.


First Published: Monday, March 07, 2011, 11:55

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