Mangalore Deputy SP MK Ganapati kills self after accusing a politician, police of harassment

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Mangalore | Updated: July 8, 2016 11:53:26 AM

Just a few hours before his death during an interview with a local news channel, Ganapati had alleged that a politician and higher police officials were harassing him.

Within days of the suicide of a Deputy Superintendent of Police in Karnataka, another senior police officer killed himself in a lodge at Madikeri town of Karnataka’s Kodagu district on Thursday evening after accusing a politician and senior police officials of harassment.

Reports said that the Mangalore Deputy Superintendent of Police M K Ganapati (51) was found hanging from the ceiling fan in a room at a lodge in Madikeri where he had gone on Thursday.

Ganapati reportedly left behind a suicide note naming his two tormentors. However, police said that the reason for him taking the extreme step was not clear.

Ganapati was previously accused of being involved in cases of corruption and a fake encounter of a rowdy and other charges. However, reports said, he was given a clean chit in all the cases against him and promoted to the rank of Deputy SP two months ago.

Just a few hours before his death during an interview with a local news channel, Ganapati had alleged that a politician and higher police officials were harassing him.

Reacting to the incident, Opposition leader in the Karnataka Assembly Jagadish Shettar said that BJP would take up the issue in the session and launch a protest, demanding the resignation of guilty police officials and the politician.

Ganapati was a native of Munjarayapattana, Siddhapur near Madikeri and belonged to the 1991 batch. He was a former sportsman and entered service through the sports quota.

Earlier on July 5, the body of DySP of Chikkamagaluru sub-division Kallappa Handibag (35), accused of kidnapping a person for ransom, was found hanging in his father-in-laws home at Murgod in Belagavi district.

In another case, former DSP Anupama Shenoy had resigned her post last month over alleged interference in her work by a minister.

She had written to the women’s commission accusing Ballari Superintendent of Police R Chetan of harassing her by succumbing to political pressure.

(With agency inputs)

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