Mumbai cop shoots himself dead

Baburao Gaikwad of Dahisar division, in northwest Mumbai, shot himself in the head with his service revolver.

The motive behind his action is not known and no suicide note has been recovered, a police officer said.

The shooting occurred around lunch time when policemen in the Dahisar police station heard a gunshot and rushed to his office.

They found Gaikwad lying on the floor in a pool of blood and rushed him to the Bhagwati Hospital in Borivli. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

The body has been sent for autopsy and investigation is on, a police officer at Dahisar said.

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