Police national serviceman dies from gunshot wound to head

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A 23-year-old full-time police national serviceman died on Sunday (9 September), six days after he was found with a gunshot wound to his head while on duty.

In a media statement, the police said he had reported for duty at the Protective Security Command headquarters located at 300 Ulu Pandan Road at 8am on 3 September.

He was found in a rest area at 3.20pm with a gunshot wound to his head and his service revolver beside him. He was conveyed unconscious to the National University Hospital, where he eventually died of his injuries.

According to preliminary investigations, he had been heard arguing on the phone shortly before he was found injured.

The case has been classified as an unnatural death and “circumstances relating to it are being carefully investigated”, said the police, adding that no foul play is suspected.

“The Police extend our deepest condolences to the family of the late serviceman and are assisting the family in this time of grief,” said the release.

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