A deputy superintendent of police (DSP) from Punjab, deployed with the security wing at the headquarters in Sector 9, committed suicide at his residence in Kharar where he was staying alone, on Wednesday.
DSP Manminder Singh, 45, left a 20-page letter addressed to the chief justice of Punjab and Haryana high court stating that nobody be held responsible for his death. However, he wrote about strained relations with his wife, who is a lawyer and residing with their three minor children at the couple's house in Jalandhar since the past three years, police said.
Kharar police SHO Vijay Kumar said Manminder consumed poison around 1am on Wednesday and called up his friends as he panicked soon after. The friends took him to a private hospital in Morinda where he died on Wednesday late evening. The letter - a virtual suicide note - said his wife had filed an assault case against him for which he had remained in jail for around 10 days, it is learnt.
The SHO said the DSP further wrote that he had been going through mental agony ever since his marriage in 1995. He wanted his provident fund to go to his mother and his body to be handed over to his father or brother. He also wrote that his wife should not be allowed to even touch his body and not get any property, which should be transferred to his father Avtar Singh. The post-mortem examination was conducted at the civil hospital in Kharar and inquest proceedings were initiated. The body was handed over to his parents.