The Hush Post|16:30 pm|1-min-read
A 32-year-old man allegedly shot himself dead in an inebriated state while showing his new pistol to his friends. The incident took place in South Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area on Monday night. The deceased has been identified as Amit Kumar. The unfortunate event took place, when Amit Kumar was showing the safety catch feature of the gun to his friends. He removed the magazine, but there was a bullet stuck in the barrel of the pistol.
Since he was completely unaware, he pulled the trigger and shot himself in the head. After the bullet was fired, Amit’s friends rushed him to Batra hospital. They left him on a stretcher and fled.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South), Vijay Kumar said, “A police control room call was received at around 1:30 am from a private hospital informing about admission of a person with gunshot injury in the head. He was later referred to AIIMS Trauma Centre. A team rushed to the hospital and found that Kumar was declared brought dead.”
During investigation, it was revealed that Amit had gone to meet his friend Bablu late night at Gandhi Camp. The two had drinks and later left for Amit’s house. On the way, the two stopped at their friend Rajnish’s house who found a pistol with Amit.
Rajnish asked Amit about the pistol and he said he keeps it for protection. It was then that he took the pistol in his hand, removed the magazine, and put the pistol on his temple. “Rajnish tried to stop him and Bablu who was standing at a distance also shouted asking to stop but he pressed the trigger and a shot was fired which injured him,” Kumar said.
Amit was rushed to a hospital on a scooter by two persons identified as Sumit and Rahul while Bablu took the weapon and rushed to Amit’s house to inform the family. He allegedly handed over the weapon to Amit’s brother.
According to the police, Amit died while being taken to AIIMS Trauma Centre and was declared dead at the hospital. A case has been registered under section 304 (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code and sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act. The police are still waiting for the post-mortem report.