A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Sub-Inspector allegedly shot dead his senior before killing himself in New Delhi’s Lodhi Estate on Friday night. The police said the incident took place at 61, Lodhi Estate bungalow, which is allotted to the Ministry of Home Affairs.
After an argument between SI Karnail Singh (55) and Inspector Dashrath Singh (56), the SI killed the Inspector with his service weapon. He later committed suicide by shooting himself, said the police.
The police said gunshots were heard from their room around 10.30 pm Friday. Both men shared a room.
The SI hailed from Jammu and Kashmir, while the Inspector was from Haryana.
M Dhinkaran, DIG, CRPF said, “One SI of 122 battalion of CRPF shot dead an inspector of the same battalion before shooting himself with his service weapon. The incident is an aberration which seems to have been committed in the spur of the moment. An enquiry has been ordered to establish facts of the matter. Meanwhile, senior officers of the force are handling the situation.”
The Delhi Police will investigate the matter and ascertain the reason behind the alleged murder and suicide.
Eish Singhal, DCP (New Delhi) said the SI was found near the main gate of the bungalow and the Inspector was found dead inside their room. “The senior officers there heard the gunshots and local police were called. When we reached the spot, both men were found dead. Entry and exit wounds of the deceased will be ascertained once the post-mortem report comes out,” he said.
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