Accused in suicide case, police officer surrenders in Bhopal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Nov 06, 2014 16:48 IST

Upmanyu Saxena, the suspended police inspector wanted in connection with the suicide of a woman professor, surrendered on Wednesday after being on the run for almost six months.

Saxena, 58, reached the Misrod police station in the evening and surrendered before the police. He will now be quizzed and later produced in the court, police said.

Saxena was booked for abetment of suicide after Indu Sharma, 32, was found hanging in her flat in Misrod. The incident occurred on May 11 this year. On the basis of her suicide note, the police had registered a case against Saxena; however, he went missing.

Indu Sharma's kin had blamed Saxena for her death. The deceased's sister had alleged that Indu was forced to keep relation by him and that she had undergone abortion thrice under his pressure.

During investigation, it was found that there was a fight between Indu and Saxena a day before the incident. She wanted to go to Nagpur, but he allegedly asked her not to go. This led to an argument between them. Subsequently, she was found hanging in the house, the next day.

In the period he was absconding, Saxena lived in Jabalpur and Raipur. Arrest warrants were issued and later the police announced cash reward on his arrest. However, the local police failed to arrest him.

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