New Delhi, Dec 28 (PTI) A 42-year-old Delhi Police assistant sub-inspector was found dead in the barracks of a police station here today, the police said. Also Read - 'Creating Toolkit Not an Offence': 5 Big Statements by Court as Disha Ravi Walks Out of Jail

The deceased, Ramesh Kumar, was posted in South Rohini Police Station and was found with a bullet wound to his chest, they added. Also Read - Republic Day Violence: Delhi Court Sends Actor-Activist Deep Sidhu To 14-Day Judicial Custody

Prima facie, it appears that he had shot himself with his service pistol, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Rohini) Rajneesh Gupta said. Also Read - Toolkit Case: Climate Activist Disha Ravi Gets Bail After 10 Days, Can't Leave Country Till Probe Ends

Kumar’s shift ended at 8pm yesterday and he retired at the barracks instead of heading home, he said, adding that he did not return his service pistol despite the shift getting over.

This morning, his body was found on the bed and his pistol was also found on the spot, DCP Gupta said.

Police suspect that Kumar was depressed. Kumar’s father had passed away in July and a vigilance inquiry was initiated against him around the same time, officials said.

No suicide note was found and hence the reason was still not clear, the DCP said.

Kumar had joined Delhi Police as a constable in 1995. He is survived by his family and two children. he added.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.