Soldier Shoots Himself At CRPF Headquarters In Delhi


New Delhi: A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldier on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from a personal weapon at the forces’ headquarters in Delhi. Head Constable Hemant Kumar (25) was found lying in a pool of blood in a bathroom in the ground floor of the Central Reserve Police Force headquarters in Delhi at about 10 am.

They said the soldier was working in the public relations cell of the force and was on morning duty when the incident happened. Mr Kumar shot himself with a pistol that he brought with him, they said.

Soon after the gun shot was heard in the well secured CRPF headquarters at Lodhi Road in Delhi, troops in the vicinity and those in the armed quick reaction team reached the spot. “He was found lying in a pool of blood. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered and senior officials of the force have rushed to the spot,” they said.

This is the probably the first time that the any such suicide incident has taken place right inside the CRPF headquarter, they added. Kumar had joined the force in 2012, the official said.