Today in New Delhi, India
Jun 19, 2019-Wednesday
-°C
New Delhi
  • Humidity
    -
  • Wind
    -

Gujarat cop commits suicide by shooting himself with service revolver in Vadodara

Sanjay Jadeja (37) had been shifted to the Crime Branch’s anti-chain snatching squad just two days earlier, police said.

india Updated: Sep 16, 2018 17:01 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Vadodara
Gujarat police officer suicide,Gujarat police officer,Anupam Singh Gehlot
Vadodara police commissioner said it was unlikely that Sanjay Jadeja killed himself because of work pressure.(Shutterstock)

A sub inspector Sunday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at a police post, a senior official said.

Sanjay Jadeja (37) had been shifted to the Crime Branch’s anti-chain snatching squad just two days earlier, Vadodara police commissioner Anupam Singh Gehlot said.

Gehlot said that a diary had been recovered from the spot where Jadeja shot himself in which the deceased had purportedly written that he was unable to do the work of a sub inspector.

Gehlot, however, added that it was unlikely that Jadeja killed himself because of work pressure.

Praising the deceased as a very good officer, Gehlot said that Jadeja’s death had saddened the entire force.

“He was the leader of the anti-chain snatching squad and was doing very good work. We are investigating what caused him to take this step,” Gehlot said.

First Published: Sep 16, 2018 17:01 IST