CRPF’s ASI Shoots Himself Dead

Story Highlights
  • CRPF ASI committed suicide by shooting himself.
  • He shot two bullets near the throat.
  • The reason behind the suicide is not yet clear.

Gariaband:  An assistant sub-inspector of the CRPF allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle AK-47 in Chhattisgarh’s Gariaband district, police said on Thursday. He shot two bullets near the throat. ASI Udayvir Singh, belonging to the 65th battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), took the extreme step on Wednesday afternoon around 3 PM at the paramilitary’s camp in Darripara village under Bindranawagarh police station limits, Gariaband’s Additional Superintendent of Police Chandresh Singh Thakur said.

When Singh’s colleagues heard the gunshot, they rushed to the spot and found him lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, the official said. Singh was a native of Uttar Pradesh, he said, adding that a probe is on to ascertain the exact reason which prompted him to take the extreme step. The CRPF has been deployed for anti-Naxal operations in the Gariaband district, located about 90 km from the state capital Raipur.

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