Nizamabad : A police head constable working with the Nizamabad commissionerate in Telangana, allegedly shot himself at the Indalwai police station, where he was posted on Tuesday morning.

The victim has been identified as D. Prakash Reddy. He was due to retire in a couple of months.

Prakash Reddy had reported for duty at 7.30am on Tuesday. The sub-inspector of the police station who is the custodian of safe keeping the weapons in the station, handed Prakash Reddy his weapon.

Minutes after receiving his weapon, the staff in the police station heard firing sounds. They rushed towards the sound, and found Reddy lying in a pool of blood. He was rushed to the hospital, but was declared brought dead.

Senior officials rushed to the spot and an inquiry has been initiated. It is suspected that the victim took the extreme step over alleged health issues.

However, Prakash Reddy’s family has not told officials anything about it.

Police officials said that based on the post mortem report and after collecting information from his family, investigation will proceed.

Prakash Reddy is survived by his wife and two children.

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