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Cop structured for PM Modi’s visit shoots himself dead

Hyderabad: A police sub-inspector deployed as part of the security for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ongoing visit in Hyderabad, on Saturday shot himself dead.

The Sub-Inspector committed suicide in an apartment at Mylardevpally near PVNR Expressway, about two km from SVP National Police Academy, where Modi was addressing the annual conference of top police officials of the country.

Sridhar used his service revolver to shoot himself on 19th floor of newly constructed Happy Homes apartment. The police official was one of the personnel deployed on high-rise buildings in areas surrounding the Police Academy.

Hailing from Warangal district, the young officer was called to Hyderabad for deployment as part of the security for the Prime Minister’s two-day visit. Another SI who came to relieve Sridhar on Saturday morning, found him lying in a pool of blood.

Police said Sridhar shot himself in his heart, resulting in instantaneous death.

Police said they were investigating the cause of the suicide. A police official said preliminary investigations show that failure in love drove Sridhar to the extreme step.

Sridhar was serving as SI at Chintalamanepalli police station in Asifabad district. He was one of the four SIs from the district to be called for duty during the PM’s two-day visit to Hyderabad.

Since the SIs came late on November 23, they were not given duties by the higher-ups. The next day they were deployed at different places.



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