Constable Jeewan Lal Kuldeep (38) belonging to 211th battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) ended his life by shooting himself with his service rifle at his camp at Mechka village in Nagri region, Dhamtari Superintendent Manish Sharma told PTI.
The jawan was on security duty in the camp when he took the extreme step this afternoon, he said.
When Mr Kuldeep's colleagues heard the gunshot, they rushed to the place and found him lying in a pool of blood.
Immediately, he was rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, the superintendent said.
He was a native of Lakhanpuri village of Dhamtari district.
The exact reason which prompted him to take his life was yet to be ascertained, he added.
A case has been registered in this connection, the superintendent said, adding that his family is being informed about the incident.