Frustrated IPS officer Roy kills himself

Himanshu Roy commits suicide

Himanshu Roy commits suicide

Former Maharashtra ATS chief, Himanshu Roy, who was now serving as Maharashtra ADGP, shot himself dead with his service revolver at his residence on Friday.

Often referred to as "Arnold Schwarzenegger" of Mumbai Police, the 54-year-old Roy shot himself in the mouth with his service revolver at his house in Suniti Apartments at Nariman Point shortly after 1 p.m., a police statement said. Roy's family members rushed him to Bombay Hospital in Marine Lines where he was declared dead on arrival.

Roy and former Mumbai police commissioner Rakesh Maria were the first police officers in the city to be given Z+ security cover in 2014.

A study done by Dr Kumar Prabhash, professor, medical oncology, TMH, found 70% of 160 patients with advanced head and neck cancers had psychological stress, which is a sign of depression.

"Whatever the reasons behind his step, the police department has lost a good officer".

According to sources, the top cop's frustration due to his prolonged illness led him to take the extreme step. He was leading the investigation into the IPL betting scandal.

A large number of police personnel, former and serving IPS and IAS officers, besides political leaders, including Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, were present for Roy's final journey. He had taken a long leave. He has been on leave from some time and his co-officers lauded the work of Himanshu Roy. He was the chief of Mumbai Crime Branch for four years. As the Anti-Terror Squad chief, Roy had also arrested software engineer Anees Ansari for allegedly planning to blow up the American School in Mumbai. Patnaik, who runs Konark Cancer Foundation in Mumbai, was also in talks with Roy to make him the brand ambassador of his NGO's cancer survivors' campaign. Journalist J Dey, who was known for his investigative pieces, was gunned down by four bike-borne killers in broad daylight near his residence in Mumbai's Powai on June 11, 2011.

Recommended News

  • Ireland's first day in Test cricket is washed out by rain

    Ireland's first day in Test cricket is washed out by rain

    Pakistan will hand a debut to opener Imam-ul-Haq, the nephew of Inzamam-ul-Haq, who amassed almost 9,000 Test runs in his career. Ireland was expected to enter the cricket ground in what would have deemed a historic moment in their cricketing history.
    Trump promised to

    Trump promised to "drain the swamp" - but Washington is getting swampier

    Cohen is also under investigation by prosecutors in NY for possible bank fraud and campaign finance violations. Within Time Warner this week, officials were surprised to learn about the contract with Essentials Consulting.
    Yaya Toure: City ready for Champions League success

    Yaya Toure: City ready for Champions League success

    And when quizzed if he intends to stay in the Premier League, Toure said, "Yes, because of my family". Now it's one more game, we'll try for 100 points and finish this nearly ideal season.
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle want a baby first year of marriage

    Prince Harry, Meghan Markle want a baby first year of marriage

    Leonora continued: 'She said I should always be prepared to face rejection but to keep following my dreams. Therefore, she was there when Markle got her first look at the wedding dress.
    Barcelona boss fuels Griezmann speculation

    Barcelona boss fuels Griezmann speculation

    "I bumped into Griezmann when I was on holiday a year ago and we held a meeting with his agent last October". Atletico Madrid have released a statement slamming Barcelona for their public pursuit of Antoine Griezmann .
    Warriors Tonight: Will it be closing time for New Orleans?

    Warriors Tonight: Will it be closing time for New Orleans?

    When the nickname was used by a reporter during his post-game press conference, it prompted a brilliant response from coach Kerr. Curry scored 23 points as the Warriors bounced back from defeat on Friday night to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92.
  • Remember, Celtics helped pave way for LeBron James to return to Cleveland

    Remember, Celtics helped pave way for LeBron James to return to Cleveland

    If Boston goes with this system they will face a serious challenge because LeBron is both a high IQ player and a gifted passer. It took a superhuman effort, but LeBron James has willed the patchwork Cavaliers into the NBA's Final Four.
    Joe Gomez ruled out of remaining fixtures and World Cup following surgery

    Joe Gomez ruled out of remaining fixtures and World Cup following surgery

    As it stands, it remains unclear whether Gomez will be available to feature in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the World Cup. Gomez's injury limits further manager Jurgen Klopp's options ahead of Sunday's final Premier League match at home to Brighton .
    Torture claims, destroyed videos shadow Trump's Central Intelligence Agency  pick

    Torture claims, destroyed videos shadow Trump's Central Intelligence Agency pick

    John Brennan, CIA chief under the Obama administration, used Twitter to appeal for her confirmation by sceptical Democrats. For her efforts during the operation, which ultimately disrupted a terrorist cell, Haspel in 1999 received the George H.W.
  • Hope, anger for relatives of S. Koreans kidnapped by North

    Hope, anger for relatives of S. Koreans kidnapped by North

    Kim had revealed plans to shut down the nuclear test site during his summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in last month. Reporters from South Korea, China, Russia, the United States and the United Kingdom are to cover the ceremony, it said .
    Toll rises to 12 in UP thunderstorm

    Toll rises to 12 in UP thunderstorm

    He said all the fix works of the damage caused by the storm must commence at the earliest along with the assessment of the damage. On May 2, a severe thunderstorm in north India, accompanied with high velocity winds, saw 70 persons die in just Uttar Pradesh.
    Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

    Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

    In their previous encounter on Sunday, KL Rahul and Mujeeb Ur Rahman played match-winning roles to steer their side over the line. RR now stands at 6 position with 8 points in 10 matches whereas KXIP remains in 3 position with 12 points in 10 matches.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.