Police constable posted at late Jayalalithaa’s memorial shoots self dead

Tamil Nadu

Chennai: A 23-year-old police constable posted at late chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s memorial shot himself dead early Sunday morning.

The reason behind Madurai-born constable Arun Raj’s (25) suicide has not yet been ascertained. However, a police officer suggested it could be a result of family issues.

Arun reportedly joined the state police in 2013. Police sources said three other personnel were with him when he suddenly shot himself around 5 am using his service rifle. His duty timing at the memorial was between 2 am and 6 am.

He was taken to the Royapettah government hospital. He was declared brought dead there.

Police have registered a case and are making arrangements for an autopsy.



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