A Delhi Police head constable deployed at Union minister Uma Bharti’s residence allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service gun on Sunday.

The incident took place around 10.30pm, following which police teams were rushed to Bharti’s residence at Ashoka Road.

b’Uma Bharti | Source: PTI’

The deceased, identified as head constable Brijpal of Delhi Police’s security unit, was rushed to the nearest hospital, but was declared dead on arrival, a senior police official said adding that the reason why he took the extreme step could not be ascertained yet.

“He was declared dead at the hospital,” deputy commissioner of police Jatin Narwal said adding an inquest has been initiated into the matter.

Prima facie the official shot himself sitting inside his personal car parked inside the premises of Bharti’s bungalow.

Brijpal is survived by his wife and three children.