Ghaziabad, Oct 10 (IANS) A police officer in Ghaziabad shot himself dead with his service revolver early on Wednesday, police said.
The incident occurred at Sub-Inspector Vijay Kumar Thenua’s residence in Kavi Nagar police station compound.
The police said that as Thenua, posted at the Kavi Nagar police station, shot himself, the gunfire was heard in the police station. The staffers rushed to his quarter where he was found lying unconscious with a gunshot injury in his head.
The police rushed him to the Sarvodaya Hospital from where he was referred to Yashoda Super Speciality Hospital where doctors declared him dead.
“The officer was under stress as he was facing a criminal case registered against him under section 307 of IPC,” said Senior Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Krishna.