Published On: Wed, Sep 18th, 2019

57-yr old cop “shoots himself” dead in Telangana police station

Hyderabad: A 57-year old head constable allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday by shooting himself at a police station in Nizamabad District in Telangana, police said.

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Prakash Reddy, posted at the Indalwai Police Station as in-charge of the safe custody of weapons, came to the station at 7.30 am and took a pistol from the armoury. After about half-an hour later, he shot himself in the head at point blank range, they said.

Hearing the noise, other personnel on duty rushed and shifted the head constable to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, a senior police official told PTI.

Reddy, due to retire next year, was apparently under depression “may be due to some personal reasons”, the official said adding investigations were on.

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