New Delhi: A guard posted outside the residence here of Vice Admiral Shekhar Sinha, chief of the Integrated Defence Staff, shot himself dead with his own gun Monday, police said.
Bhoomappa, 27, who hailed from Karnataka, shot himself around 3.25 p.m. Police have not recovered any suicide note.
He was on duty at the 8 Akbar Road official residence of Sinha when the incident took place, said a police official.
"We got a call around 3.30 p.m. and rushed to the spot. We found a man lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to the Armed Forces Clinic where doctors declared him dead," said Tughlaq Road police station chief Madan Gopal.