Another Karnataka police officer commits suicide

Bengaluru, July 8 (IANS) Another Karnataka police officer committed suicide on Thursday, this time in the state’s Kodagu district, police said.

“We found the body of Deputy Superintendent of Police M.K.Ganapathy, 51, hanging from a ceiling fan in a lodge room. He was in uniform with service revolver around the waist,” Kodagu’s Superintendent of Police Rajendra Prasad told IANS on phone.

This is the second such incident to take place in the state this week. Two days back Chikkamagaluru rural Deputy Superintendent of Police Kalappa Handibagh, 34, hanged himself at his in-law’s Belagavi.

On being alerted by the Vinayaka lodge staff in the hill town, police rushed to the spot and lowered Ganapathy’s body hanging from ceiling by a rope.

“We have registered a case of unnatural death and informed Ganapathy’s family. We will investigate what forced him to take his life, as a suicide note has been found in the lodge room,” Prasad said.

Ganapathy was transferred to Mangaluru inspector general police office in May.

According to sources, Ganapathy went to Madikeri from Mangaluru earlier in the day and checked into the lodge and was seen alive in the room till afternoon.

The incident came to light later when the lodge receptionist when to check for him as some police personnel came to visit him.



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