Retired Indian Foreign Service officer shoots himself dead at his Delhi house

81-year-old Ranjeet Sethi leaves a suicide note saying he did not want to live any longer

Retired Indian Foreign Service officer shoots himself dead at his Delhi house

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New Delhi, February 24

An 81-year-old retired Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer allegedly shot himself dead with a pistol at his house in south Delhi’s Defence Colony area on Wednesday morning, police said.

Ranjeet Sethi left a suicide note saying he did not want to live any longer, they said.

Police were informed around 7.25 am that a man had shot himself in his house in Defence Colony. Sethi’s domestic help made a PCR call saying he was alive and needed an ambulance.

On reaching the spot, police found that Sethi had allegedly shot himself. He was moved to Moolchand Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, said Atul Kumar Thakur, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South).

Sethi had been discharged from BL Kapoor Hospital on Tuesday following some illness, he said. 

Sethi is survived by wife and two children, police said, adding that they were ascertaining if the pistol used by him was a licensed weapon. PTI

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