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A young man was found dead in a car. Prima Facie seems to be a case of suicide, says SSP Mohali.

A young man was found dead in a car. Prima Facie seems to be a case of suicide, says SSP Mohali.

Mohali: A car-borne young man was found dead with a gunshot injury on his head in Mohali on Wednesday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Mohali Vivek Sheel Soni said that prima facie it seems to be a suicide case. The deceased has been identified as Karanpal Sharma, a resident of Jal Vayu Vihar in Mohali, whose body was found on the driving seat of his Hyundai Creta car near his residence on Wednesday.

“There is an entry wound of a bullet on the right side of his head. The pistol from which the fire happened was recovered from his right hand,” said the SSP, while adding that the forensic team reached the spot and examined the scene of the crime. He said that upon examination the entry wound shows point-blank fire and also the right hand in which the weapon was found has tested positive for gunshot residue in preliminary tests by the forensic team.

SSP Vivek Sheel Soni said that the Police have also recovered nine bullets from the right pocket of the deceased. The matter seems to be of suicide and is being examined thoroughly, he added.

Meanwhile, the FIR under section 306 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered at Police Station Phase 11 Mohali on the statement of Surinder Kumar, father of the deceased. The body has been sent for the autopsy and further investigations by the police are already on.