Maharashtra Policeman Hangs Himself, Blames Senior Cops in Note 

In the suicide note, ASI Ramsingh Chavan wrote that he did not get salary for the last two months, police said. 

2 min read
Image used for representational purposes only.

A debt-ridden policeman allegedly hanged himself to death at his house in Amravati district of Maharashtra, reportedly because he did not get salary for two months and was unable to send money to his son studying in Pune, police said on Thursday, 14 March.

Assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI) Ramsingh Gulabsingh Chavan, 56, hanged himself on Monday in Chaparashipura locality in Amravati city, an official said.

Police recovered a suicide note later, in which Chavan has blamed Amravati police commissioner and deputy police commissioner for the drastic step.

“In the note, he also asked his family members not to perform the last rites until an offence is registered against the officers,” he said.

Chavan, who served in the police force for at least 35 years, was posted at Kotvali police station, he said.

“In 2014, he had met with an accident while on duty and had been undergoing treatment for it. He had resumed his duty in December 2018,” the official said.

However, he had allegedly not submitted his medical documents, due to which his income tax worth around Rs 51,000 was deducted, he said.

“In the suicide note, Chavan said that he did not get salary for the last two months,” he said.

The suicide note further said that during the period of treatment, the medical board had granted him time to rest, but despite that the police commissioner did not release his salary, the official added.

According to the official, Chavan's suicide note also mentioned that he was taking the extreme step as he was not able to send money to his son studying in Pune and because he was reeling under debt.

"We have registered a case of accidental death and a probe is underway," the official said.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!