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Cop shoots himself to death in J&K

Srinagar, Feb 17, 2013 Agencies

A police officer allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon in north Kashmir’s frontier district of Kupwara on Sunday.

Police said sub-inspector Ghulam Nabi Sheikh posted as station house officer with Kalamabad police station in Kupwara, was found dead inside his quarter on Sunday morning. The 55-year-old Sheikh, a native of Zaloora, Kupwara, allegedly shot himself in the temple with two bullets of his AK-47 rifle, police said.

While police officers usually carry pistols, Sheikh had got issued an AK-47 for himself on the day of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru’s execution on February 9, sources said.


Superintendent of police (SP) Handwara Aslam Chowdhary told Deccan Herald that a case has been registered and post-mortem has been conducted. “It seems accidental fire but actual cause will be known only after forensic science laboratory report comes,” he said.

During his 30 years of service in police department, Sheikh had remained posted in highly sensitive areas of the district. Sheikh is survived by his wife, four daughters and a son.

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