IPS officer commits suicide in UP

Four days after attempting suicide over ‘family issues’, 2014 batch IPS officer Surendra Kumar Das died on Sunday. Before losing consciousness, Das had confirmed to doctors that he had consumed sulphas, a poison. His condition had declined on Saturday night, after which doctors performed an emergency operation, but could not save his life.

According to the Chief Medical Office of Regency hospital, Dr Rajesh Agarwal, “Despite every effort the patient’s heart stopped working and he took his last breath at 12.19 pm.”

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences to IPS Das’s family on his demise.

A suicide note mentioned ‘family issues’ as the reason behind the suicide. The letter stated that “he was doing (taking his life) because of family issues. The letter was addressed to his wife and further stated that he loved her a lot. At the end of the letter, it stated that no one else was responsible for it (suicide),” a police official said.

ADG Kanpur (zone) Avinash Chandra, however, said that the circumstance in which Das took the step is a matter of investigation which would be conducted.

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