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Army jawan found dead in his office in MP

Sagar: A 34-year-old Military Police (MP) jawan was today found dead with gunshot wound on his head, at the guard room in his office in Cantonment area here, police said.

The jawan, U R Gopal, who hailed from Andhra Pradesh, died of a bullet injury in the head, Sagar Superintendent of Police (SP) Sachin Atulkar told PTI.

“Prima facie, it appears that he committed suicide by shooting himself on his head with his INSAS rifle, which was found near him,” he said.

“We got the information about the jawan around 7.30 AM and reached the spot,” he said adding the body was sent for post-mortem.

Gopal used to live with his family in Cantonment here, the SP said.

A case has been registered with Padmakar police station and investigations are underway, Atulkar said.