Kumar, a 2012-batch IPS officer from Tamil Nadu, was posted as assistant superintendent of police at Paderu in January 2016.
Visakhapatnam: Twenty-nine-year-old IPS officer K. Sasi Kumar allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver inside his office chambers at Paderu in Vizag Agency on Thursday morning.
Kumar, a 2012-batch IPS officer from Tamil Nadu, was posted as assistant superintendent of police at Paderu in January 2016. Police claimed that his revolver accidentally went off when the ASP was checking the firearm, and the bullet hit his right temple. The sound of the firearm discharging was heard from his chambers at around 6 am.
IPS officer’s death handed over to CID
The sound of the firearm discharging was heard from K. Sasi Kumar’s chambers at around 6 am on Thursday and the sentry on duty rushed in to check.
He found Kumar lying in a pool of blood beside his service weapon. The ASP was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injury.
This was Kumar’s third posting after a stint as ASP (Greyhounds) and ASP, Allagadda, in Kurnool district. Superintendent of pol-ice (Visakha Rural) Rah-ul Dev Sharma said that they were not sure wh-ether it was accidental or intentional.
Few police sources, however, on condition of anonymity said that it appeared to be a case of suicide but there was no clarity on it yet. Appa-rently a suicide note was also recovered from the spot but official sources are not clarifying.
Kumar was a 2008 batch Engineering graduate (BE, Electronics) from Anna University. His father, Mr Kuppu Swamy, is a farmer and her mother Mylammal is a housewife. He was born and brought up in the Satya-mangalam area of Coim-batore and his parents currently live at Ranga-samudram in Erode district of Tamil Nadu.
Later in the day, his body was shifted to KG Hospital in Vizag for post-mortem and his family informed. District collector N. Yuvaraj, commissioner of police T. Yoganand and other IAS and IPS officers paid homage to the officer at KG Hospital.
Refusing to disclose further details, Mr Rahul Dev Sharma said that the case had been handed over to the CID soon after the incident. The CID team visited the spot for collecting evidence. The ASP’s family members arrived on Thursday evening and the body is expected to be flown to his home town on Friday morning.
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