Policeman shoots self dead in Kolkata
Kolkata: A policeman allegedly shot himself dead using his service rifle at the iconic Writers’ Building here on Friday afternoon, officials said. The incident happened around 3.25 pm at the British-era building, which was the state secretariat before chief minister Mamata Banerjee moved to the 14-floor Nabanna on the other bank of the Hooghly river in 2013. The constable, identified as 34-year-old Bishwajit Karak of the police’s 5th battalion, was on medication for depression, officials said. Karak was posted at gate number 6, which is at present used by VVIPs, including some senior ministers to enter the building, they said.