JAMMU: A policeman allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at a training centre here, officials said on Monday.
Selection Grade Constable Arjun Dev, a resident of R S Pura, was on sentry duty at Police Training Centre, Sunjwan, in the outskirts of the city when he reportedly took his life around midnight, a police official said.
The deceased cop has been identified as Selection Grade Constable Arjun Dev (belt no EXJ 976304) .
Dev’s colleagues rushed to his post after hearing a gunshot and found him dead with a bullet injury in the face, the official said.
The motive behind Dev’s “extreme step” was not known yet, he said.
The body was sent to the Government Medical College here for post-mortem and inquest proceedings have been started.
A police officer also confirmed the incident and said that a case under relevant sections of law has been registered and further investigation initiated.