When 35-year-old Ram Meher alias Rambir, a known criminal, was found dead at a friend's house in west Delhi, the police thought it was the result of a gang rivalry. But it was actually a game of Russian roulette that had gone wrong.
On Sunday night, Rambir went to an apartment in Uttam Nagar to join a group of friends for drinks. After a few rounds, he whipped out his revolver and challenged his friends to play the "game of death", reported the Times Of India.
He emptied the gun's chamber, loaded a bullet and spun the cylinder. He told his friends that “death could not touch” him, and went on to point the gun at his head before pulling the trigger.
The first time, he managed to pull off the trick, much like Gabbar in the movie Sholay.
Enthused by the cheering of his friends, Rambir repeated the stunt a couple of times and happened to get lucky. However, when he went for a fourth turn, the pistol fired and the bullet pierced his head.
After the police were informed, Rambir was taken to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
"We are awaiting the post-mortem report. From the preliminary investigation, no foul play is suspected. However, we are questioning all the persons present at the party, including [Rambir’s] cousin," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Southwest) Dependra Pathak.
According to the Times of India report, the cops cross-examined each of the friends separately and then compared their individual versions to confirm the sequence of events.
Police officials said the body was sent for a post-mortem and a ballistic report is being prepared to corroborate the finding of ‘accidental suicide’.
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