Policeman guarding Jayalalithaa memorial in Chennai shoots self dead with service rifle

Chennai: A 28-year old policeman posted on duty at the memorial of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in Chennai allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself on Sunday, police said.

According to PTI, M Arunraj allegedly took the extreme step early in the morning by shooting himself in his neck using his .303 service rifle, police said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

According to The Hindu, the other constables posted at the memorial heard the sound of a gunfire. The report added that Arunraj was rushed to the government hospital where he was declared dead.

Arunraj, a native of Madurai, had joined the state police in 2013, The New Indian Express reported. At the time of his suicide, he was attached to the armed reserve.

A senior police official said the cause of the incident was being probed into.

Updated Date: Mar 04, 2018 16:53 PM

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