Punjab DSP shoots himself dead during a students’ protest


Nation Next Newsroom | Jan 29, 2018 14:50

Baljinder Singh Sandhu, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Punjab, shot himself during a students' protest at Jaito.
Baljinder Singh Sandhu (Photo Source: Baljinder S Sandhu/Facebook)

Baljinder Singh Sandhu, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), at Faridkot, Punjab, died after shooting himself on Monday afternoon during a students’ protest at Punjab University Regional Centre at Jaito.

As per reports, a student group was holding a protest at the regional centre to protest against the police, who had allegedly assaulted two students at Jaito bus stand a few days ago. During the protest, an another student group arrived at the spot and tried to disrupt the protest. This led to a fight between the two groups.

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Apparently, one group was alleging that the police was favouring the other group. Sandhu, while trying to resolve the situation, pulled out his service revolver and shot himself, after which he immediately collapsed. After being rushed to the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, the police officer was declared brought dead. The video of the shooting has since gone viral on social media. The police are investigating as to what led Sandhu to shoot himself.