New Delhi: A Head constable of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary (RAC) died after shooting himself outside the Union Finance Ministry on Tuesday.

The RAC soldier, identified as Head constable Jai Narayan, was deployed on guard duty outside the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s office. He shot himself with his carbine and succumbed to his injuries within a few minutes. The reason for committing suicide is unknown.

“The incident took place at around 12.40 pm. In the CCTV footage, the victim can be seen shooting himself with his service carbine,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Madhur Verma told news agency PTI.

On Monday, a Selection Grade Constable of Jammu and Kashmir intelligence wing, identified as Arjun Dev, committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle at the training centre in Sunjwan, Jammu and Kashmir. The body was sent to the Government Medical College for post-mortem where an inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

In February, Sepoy Sandeep Singh of Punjab, posted at a transit camp in Panama Chowk in Jammu city, shot himself with his service rifle on Tuesday evening.

More details awaited.