Superintendent of police Narinder Singh, 46, who represented India in two Olympics in judo, committed suicide at his residential quarters on the Punjab Armed Police (PAP) campus here on Friday night.
Police sources said he was found hanging from the ceiling fan with a wire by his wife and brother who rushed him to a private hospital near BMC Chowk. He was under depression following his suspension two years ago.
He had been placed under suspension after a case was registered against him under Section 307 (attempt to murder) of IPC in Delhi after he opened fire in the air following a tiff over parking.
Before his suspension, he was the assistant commandant of the 5th Indian Reserve Battalion in Amritsar.
An Arjuna awardee, he represented India in judo at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and the Atlanta Games in 1996.
PAP additional director general of police Sanjiv Kalra said the post-mortem would reveal the cause of the death.
Narinder Singh’s brother Surinder Singh is a physical education teacher at the PAP School.