Police personnel accidently shoots himself outside residence of India’s richest man

A 31-year-old CRPF personnel, posted outside the bungalow of Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani in South Mumbai, died after shooting himself accidentally, officials said on Thursday.

The CRPF personnel was identified as Devdan Bakotra who belonged to Junagadh in Gujarat.

The incident took place around 7 pm on Wednesday at the Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) security post outside Mr Ambani’s 27-storey bungalow ‘Antilia’ off Pedar Road.

Preliminary probe revealed that Devdan Bakotra stumbled and fell which caused his automatic rifle to fire. He received two bullet injuries in the chest, a CRPF official said.

He was rushed to a hospital where he died during treatment late at night.

Devdan Bakotra’s body was handed over to his family after autopsy.

A case of accidental death was registered at the Gamdevi police station and further probe was underway, the city police said.

“It was accidental firing. It does not appear to be a suicide,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajiv Jain.

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