A senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer’s son shot himself dead at his Gudamba residence on Sunday afternoon. Police said the victim had a mental problem and was undergoing treatment at the King George’s Medical University (KGMU). No suicide note was recovered from the house.
The deceased, 24-yearold Parth Mohan, resident of Kanchan Bihari Marg in Gudamba, was pursuing his MA (History) from Lucknow University. His father, Chitrangad, is a superintendent of police (trade tax) in Lucknow while mother is a teacher in a school in Nainital.
According to reports, Parth committed suicide when he was alone in the house around 3.30pm. His father had gone to the KGMU for the treatment of his sister, Usha, who stays in the same house.
The victim shot himself with his father’s licenced gun (12 bore). A domestic help, Akeel rushed to Parth’s room after hearing the bullet sound and found him lying in a pool of blood. The help informed the IPS officer about the incident and rushed Parth to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where he succumbed during treatment.
Gudamba station officer (SO) Chandrasekhar Singh said the victim had a mental problem for the last 5-6 years. He said Parth initially responded well to the treatment, but his condition deteriorated again. The victim’s body was sent for the post-mortem examination.