September 30, 2020

AIIMS-Patna faculty’s son commits suicide by shooting himself with illegal firearm

PATNA: A 15-year-old son of associate professor of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna(AIIMS-P), allegedly attempted to commit suicide by shooting himself with an illegal firearm on Wednesday morning.

The boy Akshat Kumar was alone inside his bedroom in the three-room residential flat allotted to his father Dr Tribhuvan Kumar inside the highly secure AIIMS-P premises. Akshat’s father is posted in the physiology department of AIIMS-P.

Even though the incident took place at AIIMS premises, Akshat was rushed to a private hospital at Bailey road.

Phulwarisharif SDPO Ramakant Prasad said bullet had pierced through his head and he died after remaining on life support for few hour.

He said though police were informed at around 8.30am, the incident had took place much earlier. SDPO Prasad said till that time, Akshat was already under treatment at the private hospital. He was a class-X student at a private school in Patna.

“Till now, police were only able to know he had developed friendship with some anti-social elements in last couple of months. Exact reasons behind the suicide attempt was still unknown,” he said adding police were also investigating that how he managed to lay hands on an illegal country-made semiautomatic pistol.

Prasad said Akshat had shot himself while lying on bed inside his room and his younger brother and parents were in other room.

“There were no signs of forced entry inside the room which indicates the room was open. Amid blood spills, forensic experts seized the pistol used in shooting, two magazines, two live cartridges, an empty cartridge and a pellet from the spot which had pierced through Akshat’s head,” he said adding no suicide note was recovered from spot.

He said police were yet to quiz Akshat’s parents in connection with the incident. Prasad said Akshat’s cellphone and a laptop was seized from spot for forensic analysis to get further clue.

Meanwhile, AIIMS-P director Dr PK Singh said the administration got to know about the incidence in the morning. “We yet don’t know anything further about the incident. He was a gentle boy and had just passed class-IX. His school had closed for summer vacation,” he said.

Courtesy: TNN

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