Madurai

Police constable in Tirupattur shoots himself with rifle, dies

The constable, Yogeshwaran

The constable, Yogeshwaran   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The constable had been on guard duty when the incident occurred

An Armed Reserve Police Constable, Yogeshwaran, died by suicide on Monday morning, shooting himself with a self-loading rifle while on guard duty in Tirupattur near here.

The police said that Yogeshwaran was found lying dead at a nationalised bank. The incident came to light when the bank staff came in on Monday morning. Senior police officials have a rushed to the spot.

A 2013-batch constable, Yogeshwaran was a native of Arittapatti near Melur in Madurai district.

Tirupattur police are investigating.

Assistance for overcoming suicidal thoughts is available on the State’s health helpline 104 and Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050.

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