CRPF constable shoots self dead in Chhattisgarh

DN Bureau

A CRPF constable allegedly committed suicide on Monday afternoon by shooting himself with his service weapon in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

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Raipur: A22-year-old CRPF constable allegedly committed suicide on Monday afternoon by shooting himself with his service weapon in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district, police said.

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The incident occurred at Geedam bus stand in Dantewada, nearly 400 kms away from Raipur, after a group of 22 personnel of the CRPF's 170th battalion took a halt for snacks, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava told.

He said the constable, identified as Vineet Narwal, suddenly shot himself with his SLR rifle.

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He was rushed to a local Community Health Centre (CHC) where doctors declared him brought dead, he added.

Narwal was returning to his place of posting in neighbouring Bijapur district after leave. (PTI) 

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