A CISF jawan identified as Suresh Gaikwad shot himself dead at Kempe Gowda International Airport in Bengaluru on Monday. The man shot himself with his service rifle, a 5.56 INSAS, near gate number one of the Bengaluru airport.
DCP North East, Dr. PS Harsha said, that a family dispute is the “prima facie reason” for the alleged suicide. “He was undergoing the pain of divorce, and hence he took this extreme step,” he said.
Forensic and explosive experts rushed to the spot and are investigating, Harsha said. The International Airport Police Station has filed a complaint, he said.
The deceased has been identified as Suresh Gaikwad, 28, a native of Maharashtra, residing in the city.
The police said that the incident took place at around 9.15 AM when he was on duty. He was deployed at one of the watch towers in the Airport premises. He shot himself on his head with a service revolver and the staff who heard the sound found him lying in a pool of blood. He was immediately taken to the hospital.
Suresh Gaikwad belonged to the D-company of the CISF, a specialised force reporting to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), and sources said that he had reported to work at 7am as per schedule. “He was deputed near Tower-7 (a watch tower on the other side of the runway), and a little later he suddenly shot himself with his INSAS rifle,” one of the sources said.
“We also interacted with some of his colleagues. We’ve found that he had recently been divorced from his wife and that it had impacted his life. He was upset in the past few weeks that preceded his suicide,” he said.