Lucknow: Mandwara sub-divisional Magistrate (SDM) officer Hemendra Kumar Kandpal shot himself dead with the rifle taken from his home guard at his official residence, news agency ANI reported. The incident took place yesterday.

Uttar Pradesh police chief OP Singh said, “He asked for the rifle from his home guard and went inside his room and shot himself.” Further, a thorough investigation will be initiated in the matter.

In an incident which took place on September 29, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself from his service rifle inside a camp in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. Head constable Ram Charan, posted with the 126th battalion, was on duty when he fatally shot himself in the neck at Sunderbani BSF headquarters late Saturday evening, the officials said.

When the gunshot was heard, his colleagues rushed him to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, the officials said. Although, the reason why he committed suicide was not known immediately.