02/01/2017 10:48 AM IST | Updated 02/01/2017 10:57 AM IST

Delhi Police Head Constable Shoots Himself At Supreme Court

The cause of the suicide is not known yet.

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NEW DELHI -- A Delhi Police head constable posted at the Supreme Court on Monday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver in court premises.

The deceased, identified as head constable Chandpal, shot himself around 8.15 AM, said a senior police officer.

His duty hours were from 7 AM to 1 PM. He had been posted at the Supreme Court since April 2014.

The cause of the suicide was not known yet, the officer said, adding crime and forensic teams were on the spot.

Police will be questioning Chandpal's family members and colleagues to ascertain the reasons for him taking the extreme step.

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