Chhattisgarh policeman shoots himself dead

February 5th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Raipur, Feb 5 (IANS) A Chhattisgarh policeman shot himself dead with his service rifle Thursday when he was in an official bus here, a police officer said.Bhupesh Das Vaishnav, 40, head constable of police’s ninth battalion, opened fire at himself with his AK-47 when the bus was near state’s New Circuit House.

“He pulled the trigger putting the AK-47 just below his throat. He was rushed to a private hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” Lal Umed Singh, additional superintendent of police, Raipur, told IANS.

He said the police were probing the reason that prompted him to take the extreme step.

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