The incident happened in Patna yesterday night, the police said.
The jawan, identified as Pujan Guru, accidentally shot himself with his service rifle while he was on duty outside the chief minister's official residence at 1, Anney Marg, between 11 pm and 12 midnight, City Superintendent of Police, Central, D Amarkesh said.
(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)
Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections.