Police constable posted at late Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa's memorial shoots self dead 

A 23-year-old police Constable posted at the late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's memorial shot himself dead on the early hours of Sunday. 

Published: 04th March 2018 10:51 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th March 2018 12:30 PM   |  A+A-

Jaya Memorial in Chennai where the 23-year-old killed self. | Express Photo Services

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: A 23-year-old police constable posted at late chief minister J Jayalalithaa's memorial shot himself dead early Sunday morning. 

The reason behind Madurai-born constable Arun Raj's (25) suicide has not yet been ascertained. However, a police officer suggested it could be a result of family issues. 

Arun reportedly joined the state police in 2013. Police sources said three other personnel were with him when he suddenly shot himself around 5 am using his service rifle. His duty timing at the memorial was between 2 am and 6 am.

File Photo of Arun Raj. | Express Photo Service

He was taken to the Royapettah government hospital. He was declared brought dead there. 

Police have registered a case and are making arrangements for an autopsy. 

Arun Raj's parents are expected to arrive at afternoon.  

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