Police are speaking to his colleagues and family to probe what may have prompted the man to take his own life.
A 30-year-old Rajasthan Police constable posted at the Delhi high court shot himself on Wednesday morning inside the court premises, Delhi Police said after a preliminary probe. Following the incident, senior police officers visited the HC premises.
In the backdrop of a city gangster getting shot to death inside Rohini court by a rival gang only a few days ago, courts in Delhi are on high alert.
The police have increased security across all the courts in the national capital. At the seven district courts across the city, police are setting up a security plan, similar to one in operation at the Delhi high court.
Deputy commissioner of police(New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said police received information about the constable’s death by suicide at around 9.30am.
“A constable of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary deployed in high court security has reportedly died by suicide using his service weapon. Today morning he came on duty around 9.30 am. He had joined duty today after coming back from leave,” said Yadav.
Police said there was no foul play behind the constable’s death. Police are speaking to his colleagues and family to probe what may have prompted the man to take his own life.