Faridabad DCP’s suicide note names SHO for blackmail

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Faridabad DCP’s suicide note names SHO for blackmail

Thursday, 15 August 2019 | Staff Reporter | FARIDABAD

nIn a tragic incident, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) in Faridabad allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with a service revolver at his residence on Wednesday.

Police have also recovered a suicide note from the house of Vikramjeet Kapoor, the DCP of NIT Faridabad. Kapoor in the letter alleged that he was being blackmailed by a police station in-charge and another person.

According to sources, based on a suicide note recovered from Kapoor's house, two people, including Bhopani police station Station House Officer (SHO) Abdul Shahid, have been detained and police officials are questioning them.

 "Kapoor, allegedly put his service revolver in his mouth and pulled the trigger at 6 am. After hearing the sound of gunfire, Kapoor's wife rushed to the living room and found him lying in a pool of blood, they said. She and her son Arjun later informed police about the incident," said a senior police official.

"On Wednesday morning, Kapoor's wife was in the kitchen when she heard a gunshot. She ran to the bedroom along with other family members and found her husband sprawled on the sofa with a revolver in his hand," said the senior police official.

According to Sube Singh, spokesperson of police, police have registered an FIR on charges of blackmailing and abetment to suicide against both the accused on the basis of the suicide note and the written complaint given by the deceased’s wife.

"Kapoor's wife told the police that he used to go to meet a spiritual guru once in a week. This too will be examined," Singh added.

Expressing grief over the demise of Kapoor, Police Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said the entire police department was in mourning. He said a probe into the incident was underway.

Kapoor joined the Haryana Police as Assistant Sub-Inspector in 1983 and held several posts. He became an IPS officer in 2017 and was deployed here in NIT Faridabad as DCP for the last couple of years and he was supposed to retire in 2020. Kapoor is survived by a wife and two sons.

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