CRPF jawan commits suicide by shooting self in Chhattisgarh
A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan allegedly committed suicide in Chhattisgarh's Gariaband district in the wee hours on Sunday. Head Constable Karan Singh, belonging to the CRPF's 65th Battalion, shot himself with his service rifle at around 1 am inside his camp located in the Bindranawagarh Police Station area, around 150km from state capital Raipur, an official of the paramilitary force said.
Jawan recently joined the duty in Naxal-hit district
When the 47-year-old jawan's colleagues heard the gunshot from his barrack, they rushed to the place, where they found him lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately rushed to a hospital where he was declared brought dead. Singh, a native of Mahendragarh district of Haryana, was on leave since August 16 and had joined duty in the Naxal-hit district on September 6.
The exact reason of suicide is still unknown
No suicide note was found, but as per preliminary information, the CRPF jawan took the extreme step due to family-related issues. However, the exact reason will be known only after a probe. His family members have been informed about the incident, the official said.