CRPF jawan shoots himself at the disputed site in Ayodhya

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 19:23 hrs

A CRPF jawan on duty at the disputed site of Ram Janam Bhoomi-Babri Masjid committed suicide on Tuesday night, a senior police official said.

N.Rajgopalan, a jawan of Central Reserve Police Force deputed to man the "no-entry" security cordon at the disputed site, shot himself using his service AK-47 rifle at around 9pm, Faizabad Superintendent of Police Subhash Chand Baghel said.

The jawan was declared brought dead at the government hospital, he added.

No motive could be immediately ascertained behind the jawan's action and Baghel merely said "we are probing the incident".

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