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Indian cop shoots self after being denied leave to attend his marriage

MUMBAI: An Indian Railway Protection Force cop shot himself apparently because he was not authorised sufficient leave for an elaborate wedding his family was planning for him.

The bullet proved fatal for the officer.

Couple of days ago, Dalvir Singh had been talking over phone with his family. He squeezed the trigger right after hanging up, investigations revealed.

According to Times of India, Singh’s family alleges that the 23-year-old, who had been engaged in January, was frustrated because he was “deprived of leave” from March 6, but his bosses say he was sanctioned a leave of five days starting March 11, which is what he had asked for.

He shot himself in the chest while sitting on a chair.

The shooting has enlivened the debate over the long hours and extreme pressures railway cops face, something that the National Human Rights Commission has set up inquiries into in the past, reported the TOI.

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