Lucknow, June 9: An Uttar Pradesh head constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at government quarter in Alambagh.
Raj Ratan Verma was posted at the Dial 100 emergency response service and was apparently under a lot of stress by the overtimes and prolonged duty hours, a close friend told senior officers, news agency IANS reported.
Verma, in his 50s, was found dead in the wee hours of Saturday. He was discovered lying in a pool of blood at his residential quarters near the Loco toll tax office.
Though there was no suicide note recovered from the scene, his close friends have told his seniors officers that Verma would often rue the long working hours which prevented him from spending time with his family.
Verma’s working hours averaged 20-hours a day leaving little personal time. A probe underway in the matter.