RAWALPINDI - A policeman is dead when he accidentally shot himself while cleaning barrel of pistol at his home located at Tench Bhatta here on Thursday.

The cop was shifted to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital in critical condition by locals in a private car, where he was identified as Adeel Yousaf.

According to details, Adeel Yousaf was cleaning the barrel of his pistol in his house when he mistakenly pulled trigger of the pistol and sustained a bullet injury in his chest. The family members made hue and cry, which caught attention of locals, who shifted him to DHQ in critical condition.

However, the cop died in the hospital. "We tried our level best to save life of the deceased but could not due to excessive bleeding," a doctor told The Nation. The deceased cop was serving in the Police Line.