The man identified as Shibesh Adhikari, reportedly attempted suicide, but ended up shooting himself in the left shoulder.

Man shoots himself at Delhi Metro Station after getting a gun through securityBy WillaMissionary (Own work), via Wikimedia Commons
news Security Breach Friday, October 02, 2015 - 08:05

In a shocking incident, a 22-year-old man allegedly shot himself with a country-made gun at the Rajiv Chowk metro station in Delhi on Thursday night, after passing through the security check undetected. 

The man identified as Shibesh Adhikari, reportedly attempted suicide, but ended up shooting himself in the left shoulder and managed to survive. The incident occurred at around 9:30 pm and he was rushed to a nearby hospital

"There has been a security lapse. We are assessing CCTV footage to ascertain the sequence of events. We are investigating how he entered the station with a country-made gun. We are also taking the statements of eye-witnesses," Deputy Commissioner of Police, Metro, Jitendra Mani, told The Indian Express.

The spokesperson of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), which is in charge of maintaining security at metro stations, told the newspaper that the issue was being looked into and an official statement would be released soon.

The police is yet to establish Adhikari's motive, but all he said was that his father had been admitted to Apollo Hospital and had undergone a bypass surge.

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