Mysterious death of constable at US Consulate in Mumbai

Last Updated: Monday, March 7, 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.

PTI



First Published: Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:55

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