According to Delhi Police, a 30-year-old Rajasthan Police constable stationed at the Delhi high court shot himself within the court grounds on Wednesday morning. Senior Delhi police officers paid a visit to the high court following the incident.

The courts in Delhi are on high alert after a city gangster was shot to death inside Rohini court by a rival gang barely a few days ago. All of the courts in the national capital have been beefed up by the police. Police are putting in place a security strategy similar to the one at the Delhi high court at the city’s seven district courts.

Deputy commissioner of police(New Delhi) Deepak Yadav said police received information about the constable’s death by suicide at around 9.30 am.

“A constable of Rajasthan Armed Constabulary deployed in high court security has reportedly died by suicide using his service weapon. Today morning he came on duty around 9.30 am. He had joined duty today after coming back from leave,” said Yadav.

Police said there was no foul play behind the constable’s death. Police are speaking to his colleagues and family members to probe what may have prompted the man to take his own life.