IAF wing commander officer shoots self with service revolver

His body was found in his official vehicle at around 6 am. According to police, no suicide note was recovered from the spot.

By: Chandigarh | Express News Service | Updated: October 27, 2016 2:15 am
sirsa-airbase-main Air Force station at Sirsa. (File)

A Wing Commander, Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, 41, is suspected to have committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at the Air Force station at Sirsa in Haryana on Wednesday. His body was found in his official vehicle at around 6 am. According to police, no suicide note was recovered from the spot. Preliminary investigations indicated that “domestic reasons” were behind the suicide. Tiwari is survived by his wife and two daughters who live in Delhi. His parents live in Uttar Pradesh. He was in-charge of security at the Air Force station.

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Sirsa SP Satender Kumar Gupta said, “The Wing Commander shot himself on the forehead with his service revolver. Domestic reasons led to the incident.”

Inspector Subhash, SHO, Sirsa city police station, said, “Wing Commander Tiwari was living in room no. 4 of the Gazetted Officers’ Mess in the Air Force station. This morning, when his fellow officers tried to contact him for some official work, he did not respond. During a search, his body was found in his official Maruti Gypsy.”