In the second such instance in Karnataka this week, Deputy Superintendent of Police M K Ganapati of this city allegedly committed suicide in Madikeri on Thursday.
Ganapti (51) was found hanging from the ceiling fan in a room at a lodge in Madikeri where he had gone on Sunday, police said. He left behind a purported 'suicide note', they said, adding the reason for him taking the extreme step was not clear.
I have already ordered CID probe into the matter: CM Siddaramaiah on Karnataka Deputy SP Ganpati's suicide case pic.twitter.com/o6gvMIQmuu— ANI (@ANI_news) July 8, 2016
The DySP, in an interview to a local news channel in Madikeri, alleged that a politician and higher police officials were harrassing him, police said.
JUST IN | Ex-Karnataka DGP, Shankar Bidari on cop suicide: There should be impartial probe; This is a suicide due to unberable harassment— News18 (@CNNnews18) July 8, 2016
Reacting to the incident, Opposition leader in the Assembly Jagadish Shettar said that BJP would take up the issue in the session and launch a protest, demanding the resignation of guilty police officials and the politician.
BJP workers protest over Karnataka Deputy SP Ganpati's suicide case in Bengaluru pic.twitter.com/ukOJT9wvSv— ANI (@ANI_news) July 8, 2016
Ganapati was a native of Munjarayapattana, Siddhapur near Madikeri and belonged to the 1991 batch. He was a former sportsman and entered service through the sports quota.
On July 5, the body of DySP of Chikkamagaluru sub-division Kallappa Handibag (35), accused of kidnapping a person for ransom, was found hanging in his father-in-law's home at Murgod in Belagavi district.
In another case, former DSP Anupama Shenoy had resigned her post last month over alleged interference in her work by a minister. She had written the women's commission accusing Ballari Superintendent of Police R Chetan of harassing her by succumbing to political pressure.