BHOPAL: A security personnel posted at Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's residence as part of the security team, allegedly shot himself dead at his home in Mangalwara area of Bhopal, police said on Wednesday.
Constable Ajay Singh,32, was found dead with a bullet wound in his head in††his flat in Tulsi apartment at Patel Nagar on Wednesday morning.
The constable was living in a rented house and was alone at the time of the incident, as his wife and children had gone to Shamshabad in Vidisha district for a wedding. Singh too had to leave for the marriage on July 2, said police.††Sengar was originally posted with the 10th battalion as constable and was at present deployed in the chief minister's security team
SHO Sandeep Pawar said the deceased had likely shot himself at night. There was no suicide note found on the spot, that throws light over the reason behind taking the extreme step, said Pawar. The cop used his service revolver to shoot himself. The bullet pierced through his head and then the pillow. Police have seized the service gun. No one in the apartment heard the gunshot.
Singh had to reach CM house on Wednesday but when he failed to report for duty by 8 am, the security officials rang him up. However, the calls went unanswered. They called up his relatives to inquire about him. When his neighbor went to call him and knocked on the door, there was no response.† He then called others and they broke open the door. His body was found lying inside the flat in a pool of blood.
The Mangalwara police then reached the spot and carried out searches in the house. Deputy inspector general (DIG) Irshad Wali also reached the spot along with other officials The deceased policeman's body was sent for autopsy.
His family members have been approached but they have not disclosed anything that indicates the cause behind the extreme step, Pawar said.
Additional superintendent of police (ASP) Ramsnehi Mishra said the cause of his taking the extreme step is not known. However, once his wife records statements, there are chances that we would get some clues, said the officer.