Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP) Baljinder Singh Sandhu posted at Jaito in Faridkot shot himself with his service weapon at Punjabi University Regional Centre at Jaito on Monday afternoon.
Sandhu was rushed to Faridkot medical college where he was declared brought dead.
The incident took place when a group of students were protesting against the alleged thrashing of a couple of students a few days back. While the leaders of one group were giving speeches, another local leader of college, came on the spot and started clashing with the students. When DSP Sandhu tried to pacify the protesters, the students started levelling allegations against the police department. While the students continued their speeches, Sandhu took out his service revolver and allegedly killed himself by shooting at his temple.
Faidkot SSP Nanak Singh said that "police is verifying as to what led the DSP to shot at him with his service weapon. The police is verifying whether someone provoked him or was he under some stress. Any case will be registered after investigating the matter".
Another policeman was wounded when the bullet pierced through Sandhu's head and hit him.