Policeman shoots self in Goa

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A Goa police sub-inspector shot himself on Sunday with his service pistol after which he was hospitalized with serious injuries, police said.

The incident took place on Sunday morning near the Goa-Maharashtra checkpoint at Satrade, about 30 km from Panaji.

Gaurish Malik, a police sub-inspector of Pernem police station, shot himself in his private vehicle, after which he was rushed to the Goa Medical College hospital, where he is being treated.

Superintendent of Police Umesh Gaonkar said, “Gaurish Malik has received chest injuries. According to doctors, his condition is stabilizing but he has not regained consciousness.”

According to reports, Malik in a private car suddenly arrived at Nhaibag-Satarda check post at 7.45 am on Sunday, shouted ‘call ambulance’ and shot himself in the chest.

The staff at the check post rushed him to the GMC hospital.

Malik, who was recently transferred from Panaji to Pernem police station, had not reported to duty yesterday. He was disturbed for quite some months, probably due to some personal affair, and was missing for some days when he was working at Panaji police station. Police had then traced him at Shirdi.

Earlier a police constable, Malik had passed the PSI exam and was a fresh recruit.

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