Police inspector shoots himself dead in UP

Moradabad(UP): A police inspector on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in head with his service revolver in Civil Lines area of the city, police said.

Rakesh Malik, 53, who was posted at BR Ambedkar police academy here, allegedly shot himself with his 9 mm service pistol inside his academy flat.

Prima facie it is a case of suicide as pistol was found in the right hand of Malik, said Narendra Kumar Srivastava, DIG police Moradabad range.

Malik, who was a resident of Budhana area of Meerut, was posted at the academy as a reserve inspector, police said.

This morning when he did not report to work, we went to his flat and found him in a pool of blood, police said.

We are investigating the case and also the reason behind his extreme step, the DIG said.