Cop shoots himself; dies

Chennai, December 25
An armed reserve policeman committed suicide by shooting himself with his service gun at St Thomas Mount Armed Reserve Police Training Institute here today.
Police said the cop, identified as Gopinath (23), joined the police service in 2013. He was posted in Tuticorin and also worked in Palani Battalion. He was transferred to St Thomas Mount Armed Reservein the city recently.
In the wee hours of today, he took his gun and shot himself to death. Hearing the gun shot sound, his colleagues rushed to see him dead in a pool of blood. His body was shifted to Chromepet Government Hospital for post-mortem. Initial enquiries revealed that he took the extreme step apparently unable to put up with work pressure. He was said to be a native of Cuddalore district.

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