Patiala: Superintendent of Police (Community Policing) Patiala Barjinder Singh Dhillon (42) who was found dead with a neck injury caused by an AK-47 at his official residence at Patiala on Monday was shot accidentally while he was checking the AK 47 gun of one of his gurad.
Earlier, it was said that SP Barjinder Singh Dhillon shot himself and committed suicide. But later the police cleared that it was a case of accidental fire while he was checking the guard’s gun.
“The officer died of a bullet injury from his gunman’s AK-47 rifle. His body was found in his room on the first floor of his house,” said Patiala police range DIG Shive Kumar Verma. The DIG said that the maid found his dead body at 3:45 pm. The officer’s family was away to the market.
“Only his cook and gunman were present in the house when the incident occurred,” the DIG added.
He is survived by two sons and his wife.