Police said the guard had kept his loaded gun along the wall of the petrol station in a vertical position. The safety lock of the gun was on. “When Kuldeep was pulling out his tiffin from his bag, the gun fell down and a round was fired,” said Sector 66 station house officer Manjeet Singh.
According to relatives of the victim, Rawat was rushed to Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib Eye Institute & Superspeciality Hospital, Sohana, where he was declared brought dead. The body was kept in the mortuary and would be handed over to family members after post-mortem. Mahinder Rawat, elder brother of the victim, is also an employee in the petrol pump.