An assistant sub-inspector of Sonepat Police committed suicide at the Murthal police station early of Wednesday morning, leaving behind a Facebook post in which he blamed a superintendent for his death among other reasons.
Virender Rose, a resident of Rohtak, was found hanging from a ceiling fan with a gunshot wound to his chest. Police said he used his service gun to shoot himself after hanging himself didn’t work. Policemen present at the station at the time reportedly mistook the sound of the gunshot for a tyre burst.
Before killing himself, Rose wrote a suicide note on his Facebook wall in which he stated several things, including “not getting justice from Sonepat SP Ashwin Shenvi”, as the reason for why “he could not be alive anymore.”
SP Shenvi said Rose was recently transferred to police lines and a departmental inquiry against him was initiated on a complaint they had received against him.
The case allegedly dates back to earlier this month when Rose had reportedly registered a case against the brother of a former councillor of ward 7 -- Vimal Kishore -- for which Kishore had complained against him to Shenvi.
In his suicide note, written in a broken English, Rose stated that he tried to explain all facts to Shenvi, but did not get any justice, which hurt his dignity. He also blamed the former councillor, Kishore, and another man Rahul for harassment.
“There is no reason as such. Based on his note, we have registered a case of abetment against the two people named in his note. Rest all is a matter of investigation,” Shenvi said.