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Man squeezes through security at Delhi metro station, shoots himself

While changing train at Rajiv Chowk, he went to a secluded corner and allegedly tried to shoot himself on his head but he missed the target and the bullet grazed past his shoulder.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: October 2, 2015 8:52:26 am
delhi metro shooting, metro shooting, shooting, Rajiv Chowk Metro, Rajiv Chowk Metro station, Rajiv Chowk Metro shooting, Rajiv Chowk Metro station station, delhi news, new delhi shooting The person, identified as Sridesh, a native of a village in Uttar Pradesh, was rushed RML Hospital, where he was being operated upon.

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.

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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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