Head constable posted at Uma Bharti’s residence attempts suicide

New Delhi: A Delhi Police Head constable deployed at Union Minister Uma Bharti’s residence here allegedly attempted suicide by shooting himself with his service gun tonight.

The incident took place around 10.30 PM, following which police teams were rushed to the residence of Uma Bharti, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation in New Delhi’s Ashoka Road.

The official, identified as Head Constable Brijpal of Delhi Police’s security unit, was still breathing while being rushed to the nearest hospital, a senior police official said adding that the reason why he took the extreme step could not be ascertained yet.

The head constable allegedly shot himself with his official gun which has been recovered from the spot.

“His condition is critical,” DCP (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal said.

Prima facie the official shot himself sitting inside his personal car parked inside the premises of Bharti’s bungalow.