Maharashtra IPS officer Himanshu Roy commits suicide

Maharashtra IPS officer Himanshu Roy commits suicide

by May 12, 2018

Himanshu Roy, Maharashtra cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, allegedly committed suicide in his south Mumbai residence on Friday afternoon.

Senior Mumbai police officers confirmed that Mr. Roy (54), who was on sick leave, shot himself through his mouth with his service weapon around 1 p.m. in Suniti Apartments. He was taken to the Bombay Hospital with a bullet injury and doctors declared him ”brought dead” at 1.47 p.m.

He was an IPS officer of Maharashtra Cadre of 1988 batch and alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. The officer had served in elite groups of the Maharashtra police, including as chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and in the Crime Branch. Roy was considered a fitness enthusiast.

Himanshu Roy solved so many high profile case in his career.

1. He arrested software engineer Anees Ansari in case of planning to blow up the American school at the Bandra Kurla Complex.

2. In IPL spot-fixing which is one major case, he arrested Vindu Dhara Singh.

3. He played important role in the murder case like journalist J. Dey case, the double murder case of Vijay Palinode, firing on Iqbal Kaskar’s (Dawood’s brother) driver Arif Bael and the recent murder case of Pahlavi Purkhayasta.

4. Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab was sentenced to life imprisonment during Roy’s tenure as Mumbai crime branch chief.

His death has given a whole country a tragic blow. Peoples sending the condolence to their family throght social media. Not only politician, people from all fraternity sending their condolences through social media

Here are some tweets,

Devendra Fadanvis tweets,

Dr. Jitendra awhad tweeted,’’

Milind Deora, former MP, tweeted,

Official account of IPC Association tweets,’’


Not only piliticians, Bollywood actor also sent their condolence through social media,

Author Akash Banerjee tweeted,

Ashoke pandit tweeted,

Neil Nitin Mukesh tweeted,

Farhan akhthar tweeted,

Ritesh deshmukh tweeted,

Former police commissioner of Mumbai, Arup Patnaik, rued that he is shocked by the turn of events. “This was completely unexpected. I found him very sharp, very polished, very sophisticated. He was a fitness freak. He was very mature and cool-headed,” he said.

Patnaik further added, “Roy had been suffering from cancer for the past three years. It was detected quite late when he noticed a swelling on his body. The cancer had spread to his bones. To his credit, he continued to work even then and only took leave in the past two years. I was in touch with him and, in fact, he had asked me three months ago for a reference to get an expert opinion. I had referred him to a doctor and it was then after check-ups it was found that the cancer had spread to his brain. The option was to go in for surgery, but I think Roy knew there wasn’t much hope for him. That must be why I think he shot himself. This is my hunch. Of course, a police investigation will reveal the details as it was an unnatural death.”

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