Gadchiroli/Nagpur: A bodyguard of BJP MLA Krishna Gajbe from Naxal-affected Gadchiroli district allegedly shot himself dead on early Friday morning. The bodyguard, Bhaskar Chauke (35) shot himself with a pistol in the office of the MLA Gajbe, who represents Armori Assembly constituency in the district, police said.
According to information reaching here, the deceased bodyguard reached Warsa Tehsil office of the MLA around 6 am on Friday. Since the office was closed, he went the second floor of the building. When he returned from the second floor, Bhaskar shot himself at the gate of MLA’s office. Hearing the sound of firing, employees of a nearby petrol pump rushed to the spot and informed the MLA Gajbe about the incident. He also reached the spot immediately. The profusely bleeding Bhaskar Chauke was taken to a hospital but he died midway.
It is learnt that Bhaskar was bodyguard of the BJP MLA since the past two years. The reason behind Bhaskar taking the fatal step could not be ascertained immediately but the police suspect domestic issue could be the reason the bodyguard shooting himself.
Cops have registered a case and mounted an in-depth probe into the matter.