Cop shoots self with service revolver

Mumbai: A police sub-inspector allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a service revolver at the office of Superintendent of Police in Jalana, police said today.

Prabhakar Pathade (32) was on duty in the SP office control room. At around 12.30 AM, he went out and shot himself, a personnel at Jalna Police Control room said.

His colleagues ran outside after hearing sound of firing and saw Pathade lying in a pool of blood. They took him to the nearby civic hospital but he was declared dead before admission.

The reason behind suicide is yet to be ascertained, police said, adding, it is not known whether he was under stress but all aspects are being looked into.

A case of accidental death has been filed and the body has been sent for post-mortem.