NEW DELHI: A 32-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a pistol in south west Delhi’s Najafgarh, the police said on Friday.
The deceased, Dinesh, shot himself on August 7 at his residence and was rushed to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital by his wife. He was declared brought dead, a senior police officer said.
The hospital informed the police.
During inquiry, it was learnt that Dinesh used an illegal firearm to commit suicide, the officer said.
A country-made pistol, used for the suicide, with two live cartridges and an empty cartridge, was recovered, he said, adding that the body was sent for post-mortem.
It has been learnt that Dinesh’s brother, Joginder, is a criminal and his role is also being verified, he added.
A probe is underway to ascertain the reason behind the extreme step, he said.