Karnataka Police Officer commits suicide by shooting himself, Found Dead In His Office


A police official allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his administration gun at the Malur Police station in Kolar region on Tuesday.The case reported is the third such case as of late in Karnataka.

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Thirty-eight-year-old Raghavendra Muniyappa, a circle inspector, came back to the police headquarters following a night patrol and shot himself around 2am, the police officials reported.

The purpose behind Muniyappa’s extreme decision is, however, unknown, Kolar region supritendent of police, Divya Gopinath, said.

She included that the police was investigating the matter.

Muniyappa’s death follows the two asserted police suicides in July which set off a contention.

Deputy Suprintendent in Mangaluru, MK Ganapathy’s death on July 13 had mixed a political tempest for he blamed minister K J George and two top IPS officials for his suicide.

George resigned from his position minister in the midst of the controversy, however was as of late reinducted after the Karnataka CID cleared his and the two senior police officials.

Ganapathy was discovered hanging from a ceiling fan in a room at a hotel in Madikeri, before which he told a local TV channel that George and IPS officers AM Prasad and Pranab Mohanty would be responsible “in the event that anything happens to me”.

Barely a week before, the body of deputy superintendet of Chikkamagaluru sub-division, Kallappa Handibag was found hanging in his father-in-law’s home at Murgod in Belagavi district on on July 5. Handibag was accused of kidnapping a person for ransom.

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