Fam­ily claim ‘ha­rass­ment’ by se­nior cop

The Indian Express - - THE CITY - MAHENDER SINGH MANRAL

PO­LICE SUI­CIDE

A DAY af­ter an in­spec­tor at­tached with the Dis­trict In­ves­ti­ga­tion Unit (DIU) al­legedly shot him­self to death in­side CR Park po­lice sta­tion, his fam­ily mem­bers Thurs­day claimed that a se­nior IPS of­fi­cer was putting pres­sure on him and de­manded a proper in­ves­ti­ga­tion into his death.

On Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon, In­spec­tor Kaushal Gan­guly went to the CR Park po­lice sta­tion’s malkhanaan­dasked­forarevolver.

“A pis­tol was is­sued to him at 5.50 pm on the pre­text that he wouldbe­de­ployed­forthurs­day’s Shab-e-barat duty. He then went to the first floor of the build­ing, locked him­self in­side the toi­let and shot him­self,” a se­nior po­lice of­fi­cer said. He was rushed to Max Hospi­tal in Saket, where he was de­clared brought dead.

DCP (south­east) Romil Baaniya said, “I met with the fam­ily and they com­plained against one se­nior of­fi­cer ver­bally. Though no sui­cide note had been found, we have started en­quir­ing into the mat­ter. We will or­der an in­ter­nal in­quiry if they file a writ­ten com­plaint.”

The vic­tim’s wife, Lovely Gan­guly, said, “My hus­band was be­ing ha­rassed by a se­nior of­fi­cer af­ter he was trans­ferred from the Crime Branch to the south­east dis­trict. The of­fi­cer has in­sulted him in front of peo­ple sev­eral times,” she al­leged.

“We asked him to take a vol­un­tary re­tire­ment but he hoped things would get bet­ter. He even re­quested for a trans­fer to DIU to get rid of the prob­lem. But the of­fi­cer was still ha­rass­ing him,” she claimed.

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