Indian embassy security guard found deadEmbassy sources say the man, 32, shot himself to death, and investigation is underway.
A security guard serving inside the Indian embassy at Lainchaur, Kathmandu died on Sunday night.
Embassy sources said he shot himself to death.
“He was on duty. We came to know about the incident only on Monday morning,” an embassy official told the Post, without providing further details.
The Kathmandu Valley Crime Division of the Nepal Police also confirmed the death.
“The local police were informed about the incident and a team of police visited the incident site,” said a senior official at the Crime Branch requesting anonymity. “However, formally police are not investigating as the incident occured on the embassy premises which does not fall under the jurisdiction of the Nepal Police.”
“We were also informed that it was a case of suicide. The embassy will investigate the case and may disclose further information,” he added.
The security guard from Uttarakhand State in India was 32 years old.
A team of Nepal Police visited the embassy on Monday, said an embassy official, after they informed the Nepali law enforcement agency about the incident.
“The body has been taken to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for post-mortem,” added the official. “Investigation is underway.”
Earlier in January, 2005, two security guards were killed and another injured in an "accidental firing" on the Indian embassy premises.