A 54-year-old sub-inspector attached to the Borivli police station committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan at his residence on Friday morning.
Bhanu Tandel did not leave a suicide note, police said.
Tandel used to live with his wife and children at Suyog building on Link Road at Borivli (West).
While his wife Sumati, 50, works as a nurse with Kasturba hospital, his son studies engineering at a college in Kankavli, Sindhudurg district, whilel his daughter studies commerce in the city.
Tandel, the police said, had been on sick leave for the past fortnight.
He was supposed to resume work on Friday.
However, on Friday morning, he called his brother-in-law, M Kubal, a retired assistant sub-inspector, saying he had not yet recovered.
His wife and daughter, meanwhile, were at their other residence in Borivli (West). Kubal, the police said, told Tandel he would take him to a doctor.
However, when he reached the latter’s residence at 10.30 am, he got no response to his repeated knocking, following which he broke down the door of the house, only to find Tandel hanging from the ceiling fan. Kubal took Tandel to Bhagwati Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
The police said Tandel was suffering from diabetes and hypertension and had been depressed because of his ailments.
“Tandel did not leave a suicide note, and his family has not made any allegations. We have registered a case of accidental death and investigations are on,” said Ramrao Pawar, additional commissioner of police, north region.