Karnataka IPS officer gets shot by his own gun; hospitalised.

Senior IPS officer, RP Sharma, 59, Director General of Police (DGP) and Chairman of Karnataka State Police Housing Corporation, suffered two bullet injuries on Wednesday. He has been rushed to Columbia Asia hospital in Kempapura and is undergoing treatment in the ICU.
As informed by a senior police official, the incident took place around 5 pm, while he was cleaning his weapon in his house near Kothanur in North-East Bengaluru.
RP Sharma was cleaning his private revolver in his house and it was loaded aswell. While cleaning, it accidentally got fired and he suffered bullet injuries.

Kamal Pant, police commissioner, told that he is responding to the treatment and informed us through writing that he wanted to sell his revolver, so he was cleaning it. When the accident took place, Sharma’s daughter rushed to him and found him bleeding heavily, told by senior officer. She took him to the hospital along with the house staff employed with Sharma.

Bheemashankar S Guled, deputy commissioner of police (North-East) ruled out any foul play behind the incident and said it was purely an accidental incident. “We have taken up the case and are investigating further,” he said.

A senior officer who is part of the investigation said, “Sharma or any other trained officer don’t need two bullets to kill themselves. Just one bullet is enough to end the life. Moreover, Sharma himself has given a written statement saying he was cleaning the revolver”. Sharma had some serious health issues.

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