Updated: October 2, 2015 8:52:26 am
A 22-year-old man allegedly shot himself with a country-made gun at the Rajiv Chowk metro station on Thursday night. Shibesh Adhikari, who shot himself in the left shoulder, managed to survive, said the police.
Adhikari passed through the security check at gate no. 3 of the metro station at about 9.30 pm, said the police.
Authorities are now trying to ascertain how Adhikari managed to get through the security at the station with the armed weapon.
“There has been a security lapse. We are assessing CCTV footage to ascertain the sequence of events. We are investigating how he entered the station with a country-made gun. We are also taking the statements of eye-witnesses,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Metro, Jitendra Mani.
Adhikari was rushed to Ram Manohar Lohiya Hospital, where he told police officers that his father had been admitted to Apollo Hospital and he had undergone a bypass surgery.
“He seemed very stressed. He was also very incoherent and some of his statements seemed to be illogical, “ said the DCP.
“We are still trying to assess the motive behind the shooting. It seemed to be an attempted suicide, but we haven’t recovered a suicide note from him,” added the DCP.
When contacted, the spokesperson of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of maintaining security at metro stations, said its officials were assessing the situation.
“We are looking into the matter and there is nothing to hide. We will clarify the security lapse once the investigation is over,” he said.
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