An 18-year-old journalism student committed suicide by shooting herself at her south Delhi home, police said Sunday.
Mrinalini was alone at home in the upmarket Hauz Khas area Saturday evening when she shot herself, said a police official. She is the daughter of Vijendra Rai, additional director general of Haryana Police.
Police said that Mrinalini had used her father's licensed gun.
Initial investigations suggest that the second year student of Madhubala College of Communication and Electronic Media was facing difficulties in her studies, which could have led her to commit suicide.
"We have not found any suicide note. We are trying to speak to her parents to ascertain the reason behind this extreme step," said Anil Shukla, deputy commissioner of Delhi Police.
He added that Mrinalini stayed with her mother, who had Saturday gone to Chandigarh.