Chandigarh: A 52-year-old assistant sub-inspector (ASI) allegedly shot himself dead here after accusing his senior of harassment and misbehaviour, officials said on Saturday.
ASI Satish Kumar reported for duty at Hariana police station in the morning. He then went to the investigation room and shot himself in the head with his service revolver, Hoshiarpur Deputy Superintendent of Police (Rural) Surinder Pal said.
However, before killing himself, Kumar recorded a video message and also wrote a suicide note in which he has accused Tanda police station house officer (SHO) of harassing and misbehaving with him, sources in the police department said.
“I told him that rather than insulting me like that, it would have been better if he had just shot me,” he was heard saying in the video. Kumar’s body has been sent to a local government hospital for post-mortem, Pal said, adding investigation into the case is underway.
Hoshiarpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sartaj Singh Chahal has ordered an inquiry, to be led by by the superintendent of police (investigation).
In a video message, the SSP said he has sent the accused SHO to police lines and assured a fair investigation. He also assured support to deceased Kumar’s family and asked personnel to meet him directly to register their grievances.
#PunjabPolice ASI Satish Kumar committed suicide by shooting himself in #Hoshiarpur. suicide note was also found in the pocket. By releasing a video before committing suicide, SHO Inspector Onkar Singh of Tanda police station has made serious allegations.#Punjab pic.twitter.com/y0gc1tOG2S
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