Death of DSP being investigated: Amarinder Singh

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Monday assured thorough probe into the death of a deputy superintendent of police (DSP) during a students' protest in Faridkot district.

Talking to reporters here, Singh termed the incident very unfortunate.

"It's very unfortunate incident. Investigation is underway to find out the cause behind it," Captain Amarinder told reporters.

DSP Baljinder Singh Sandhu on Monday allegedly shot himself while on duty.

Faridkot, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Rajinder Singh confirmed the death of Sandhu. While another police personnel suffered bullet injuries.

The incident took place in a protest at the Regional Campus of the Punjabi University at Jaitu, 35km from Faridkot.

The deceased DSP had gone to the spot to control the situation between two groups of students during a demonstration where one group allegedly started levelling charges against the police for supporting the rival group.

While the allegations were being hurled at the police, the DSP allegedly shot himself in head.

The reason for DSP's death is still unknown.

The cops accompanying him rushed him to the Guru Gobind Singh Medical Hospital in Faridkot, where he succumbed to injuries.

A case has been registered and further investigations are on.

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