A Delhi Police Sub-Inspector who was to retire this December allegedly shot himself in the security lines at Tughlak Road here on Thursday.

The incident took place around 7 a.m. when Sub-Inspector Ajit Singh, who was posted at the E-Block security lines on Krishna Menon Marg, allegedly shot himself with his service firearm. He was rushed to Lohia Hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.

Ajit Singh lived with his family in Khyala.

The police have initiated inquest proceedings to ascertain why the Sub-Inspector took the extreme step.

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