Medininagar: The police bodyguard of a contractor on Sunday died after allegedly firing at himself from service weapon at Rehela, about 40 km from Palamau’s headquarters town of Medininagar, a top officer said.

As per eyewitness account, 23-year-old Santosh Kumar Singh allegedly shot at himself from service revolver and died on the spot at the contractor’s house, Superintendent of Police Anup Mathew told reporters here.

Santosh, who was posted as the bodyguard of the contractor, Ranjit Kumar Singh, hailed from Bhojpur in Bihar and was to get married on June 14, he said.

Officer-bearers of the Palamau District Police Association demanded an inquiry into the death.


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