CRPF Jawan, Posted at Lalu-Rabri House in Patna, Shoots Himself; Probe Underway
Bihar Police (Representational Image/PTI)

Patna, May 18: In a shocking incident, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel posted at former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav’s residence, ended his life by shooting himself on Friday. According to a report by Hindustan Times, the deceased was a constable of 224 Battalion, posted at 10 Circular Road in Patna at the residence of Lalu Prasad and Rabri Devi. The report further added saying that the CRPF personnel, identified as Giriyappa Kirasoor, allegedly shot himself fatally in the neck. CRPF Constable Saves Life of Polling Officer During Phase 4 of Lok Sabha Elections in Jharkhand. 

The deceased had used his service weapon, X-95, an Israeli bullpup assault rifle, to end his life. Kirasoor, who was a native of Karnataka’s Bagalkot district, had joined the service in 2012. He was posted at the Lalu-Rabri residence recently. Patna senior SP Garima Mallik was quoted in the report saying the CRPF jawan’s body was sent to his native place by air via Delhi after post-mortem. “The state police and the CRPF are carrying out separate investigations”, Mallik said.

As soon as the incident was reported, a probe was initiated into the matter to ascertain what made the jawan take this extreme step. The HT report quotes the victim’s colleagues saying that family issues, work pressure and leave problems, could be the reason for his death. According to details available, a total of eight CRPF jawans were posted at the Lalu’s residence after the government recently enhanced the couple’s security to Z-plus.