A security officer serving inside the Indian Embassy in Lainchaur, Kathmandu, died on Sunday evening.
Embassy sources said he committed suicide.
“He was on duty. We didn’t learn of the incident until Monday morning,” an embassy official told the Post, without providing further details.
Nepal Police Kathmandu Valley Criminal Division also confirmed the death.
“Local police have been notified of the incident and a team of police have attended the scene,” a senior Crime Branch official said on condition of anonymity. “However, officially, the police are not investigating as the incident happened at the embassy premises which is not under the jurisdiction of the Nepalese police.”
“We were also informed that it was a case of suicide. The embassy will investigate the matter and may release further information,” he added.
India’s Uttarakhand state security officer was 32 years old.
A Nepalese police team visited the embassy on Monday, an embassy official said, after informing Nepalese law enforcement about the incident.
“The body was taken to Tribhuvan University Hospital for an autopsy,” the official added. “The investigation is ongoing.”
Earlier in January 2005, two security guards were killed and another injured in an “accidental shooting” at the Indian Embassy premises.