Assam minister’s security guard shoots himself dead

Guwahati, Aug 17 (IANS) A security guard of Assam Tourism Minister Sumitra Patir shot himself dead at the minister’s official residence here, police said on Monday.

The guard, Akhil Haloi, shot himself by his service gun in the barrack attached to the minister’s quarters around 11 p.m. on Sunday night, police said.

“He went to the barrack after finishing duty. However, after sometime, his colleagues heard a gunshot and rushed there only to see him lying in a pool of blood,” police said, adding that he was rushed to the Guwahati Medical College and breathed his last on the way.

The minister was, however, not present in the residence when the incident took place.

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