Kanpur: City SP Surendra Kumar Das has been admitted in ICU in a critical condition, said reports on Wednesday. Hospital sources have confirmed traces of poison in his body, said ANI. Reports suggest that domestic issues were behind Das’ reported attempt at committing suicide. Das is a 2014 batch IPS officer. According to Hindi daily Dainik Jagran, Das took some poisonous substance early in the morning. When his condition deteriorated, his staff informed senior officials and took him to hospital. Several administrative officials rushed to the hospital. (Also read: UP to Sponsor Education of Rajesh Sahni’s Daughter)Also Read - Man Dies By Suicide in Greater Noida's Gaur City 1 Society, Police At Spot
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ADG Avinash Chandra and Commissioner Subhash Chandra were among the officials who visited the hospital. Das’ family was also present, said reports. Das reportedly attempted suicide following some because of some clash at home with the family. When he started puking in the morning, he was rushed to the hospital. “the We got information around 4 in the morning. His health deteriorated suddenly. Medical reports are awaited. But we learnt that he was tense for the past few days due to various family matters,” said SSP Sanjiv Suman. Also Read - Newly-Married Couple Attempt Suicide by Consuming Poisoned Chicken on Wedding Night in Bihar's Gopalganj
In May this year, additional SP of UP ATS, Rajesh Sahni, was found dead inside squad office in Gomtinagar, Lucknow. Sahni was posted as additional SP, ATS, since July 2014. Reports had said that Sahni was on leave that day but reached the office at 12.50pm and summoned his gunner. “Sahni asked Manoj to bring his service pistol from the vehicle and shot himself later on,” said DIG law and order, on the basis of preliminary findings outside the ATS office, said The Times of India. Sahni was instrumental in solving several sensational cases related to terror organisations.
The same month, top Mumbai cop Himanshu Roy had also shot himself in a similar fashion, using his service revolver. Mumbai police said the 1988-batch IPS officer took the extreme step “out of frustration” due to his illness. Roy was on medical leave for the past two years as he had cancer.