IPS officer Himanshu Roy cremated with full state honours

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Mumbai, May 11 (IANS) Maharashtra IPS officer officer Himanshu Roy, who committed suicide this afternoon, was cremated with full state honours here late on Saturday.

An IPS officer of 1988 batch, Roy, 54, shot himself in the mouth with his service revolver, around 1.40 p.m. He was declared dead by Bombay Hospital.

A suicide note penned by him, recovered by the police this evening, said that he was tired of battling cancer for over two years and was taking the extreme step, and nobody should be held responsible for it.

His flower bedecked body draped in the national Tricolor was taken in an ambulance from his Nariman Point home to the Chandanwadi Crematorium at Charni Road around 9.30 p.m.

A large number of police personnel, former and serving IPS and IAS officers, besides political leaders, including Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, were present for Roy’s final journey.

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Maharashtra Governor C.V. Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, besides other ministers, condoled the demise of Roy and recalled his services to the police force in glowing terms.

Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan, senior Nationalist Congress Party leader Jayant Patil and many other political leaders, have also expressed grief over Roy’s tragic demise.

Besides, scores of IPS and IAS officers, lawyers and other officials grieved Roy’s sudden death.

–IANS

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