Haryana Cop Commits Suicide, Cites Reason on Facebook

Haryana Cop commits suicide, states harassment as reason in a Facebook post 

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A 52-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the Haryana Police Department committed suicide on 3 May by shooting himself. He was upset at having been "unfairly" sent to police lines. He stated his reasons on the social networking site, Facebook.

Image posted on FB by Sanjiv Kumar Pal
Image posted on FB by Sanjiv Kumar Pal

"It appears that the ASI first tried to hang himself from the ceiling fan, but when he failed in that attempt, he shot himself with his service revolver. We found him in a hanging position with a bullet having pierced his chest," Inspector Rambir of the Murthal Police Station said.

The Inspector said that he had heard the gunshot when he was in another room of the police station and had initially taken it to be a tyre-burst.

"He had come to the office to hand over the charge after he was recently transferred to the police lines," he said.

Rambir said that they were investigating the post found on his FB page, in which he has stated the reasons for committing suicide.

The SHO said that Virender had registered a cross case last month against members of two groups who had entered into a dispute.

However, Virender was sent to police lines a few days later, and he has mentioned in his post that was not a fair decision taken by the police higher-ups due to which he was upset.

"We have registered a case of suicide and further investigations were being conducted," Rambir said.

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