HYDERABAD: A Greyhounds constable on sentry duty at the quarters of Greyhound additional DGP and in-charge police commissioner of Hyderabad, Anurag Sharma, shot himself dead with his AK-47 assault rifle in the wee hours of Wednesday. A love affair is said to be the reason behind his action.
According to the police, it was around 4.45 a.m that the Greyhounds constable, Abdul Nayeem (25), is believed to have pulled the trigger. The sound of AK-47 bullet, which shattered the otherwise peaceful locality, where a few other IPS officers reside, sent alarm bells ringing among other personnel. It is learnt that with the sound, even Anurag Sharma, who was alone at home then, woke up and came out of the house. Later, the personnel who gathered at the scene found Nayeem lying dead in a pool of blood with a bullet injury on his chest. Nayeem, a resident of Suleman Colony in Rajendranagar, was guarding Sharma's house for the past several months.
Immediately, senior IPS officers gathered at the house of Anurag Sharma and after initial investigation, the body was shifted to Osmania Hospital mortuary. The family members of Nayeem expressed their anger saying that the cops did not even bother to inform them about the death and instead quickly shifted the body to the mortuary. The matter seems to be slowly taking a political colour with MIM MLA Ahmed Pasha Quadri taking up the issue in support Nayeem's family.
Police said that Nayeem's duty was to be over for the day at 5 a.m and his reliever had just arrived. ''Just 15 minutes before that, he ended his life,'' Saidabad inspector V Umender said. Though the Osmania doctors have given their opinion that it was a clear case of suicide, the police will also probe whether there was a misfire. ''The Greyhounds personnel are well-trained and chances of misfire from a weapon like AK-47, appears unlikely. Still we will investigate this angle,'' an investigator said. Police registered a case under section 174 of CrPC (suspicious death).
Police said Nayeem was engaged to a girl about a month ago and their marriage was to take place later. '' It was a case of love affair. We can't comment any more on this issue,'' they said refusing to give further details. The body was handed over to the family members after autopsy.