A 27-year-old Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) constable shot himself inside a restroom at the Chennai International Airport at 1:30pm on Thursday.
Pulak Rajbongshiâ€™s reason for suicide is still unknown. The constable hails from Assam. All the airline staff and passengers ran to the spot when they heard the gunshot and found him lying in a pool of blood.
He was posted to Chennai three months ago and had returned from his hometown only 10 days ago, according to a TOI report. He was also sent for one month deputation to the United States. He was the only child of his parents.
Police said that some of his friends told them that he had got engaged during his visit. They also said that the reason for his death is not known, it could be work pressure or personal problems.
According to a TOI report, police found the phone but all messages and telephone numbers were deleted. In a NIE report, it is stated that Pulak made his last call to his father living in Assam.
Police said that his family is travelling to Chennai and they will get a better idea of what happened after they speak to them. They are also talking to his colleagues to figure out the reason for his death.
Airport Director Deepak Shastri told The Times of India, â€śThe incident has upset all of us. AAI has contacted his relatives and will complete the formalities.â€ť
The total strength needed at the airport is 1,700 personnel at Chennai airport but there are only 1,200 personnel.
There have been six such incidents in this year, including CISF head constable SS Yadhav who worked at the Rajiv Gandhi memorial in Sriperumbadur and committed suicide in September, for being denied holidays to meet his family in Uttar Pradesh.