Lucknow: A CRPF trooper shot himself dead with his service weapon at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in Uttar Pradesh`s Ayodhya town, police said Wednesday.
N Rajgopalan from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who was positioned in the high security `red zone` of the disputed land in Ayodhya, about 140 km from here, used his AK-47 to kill himself, a police officer said.
Rajgopalan was rushed to a nearby medical facility, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Faizabad Subhash Chand Baghel said: "He shot himself by the service weapon. We are looking into what led him to take such an extreme step."