Senior Delhi Cop Battling Depression Jumps Off 10th Floor Of Headquarters

Prem Ballabh's body was found near the porch at the main entrance of the Delhi Police headquarters.

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Assistant Commissioner of Police Prem Ballabh was 53.


New Delhi: 

A senior Delhi Police officer, who was being treated for depression, died after he allegedly jumped off the police headquarters' building in the city today. The policeman jumped off the tenth floor, the police said.

Prem Ballabh, 53, spent 28 days recently at a government hospital for treatment, police officer Anil Mittal said. Mr Ballabh was an Assistant Commissioner of Police and was posted at the Delhi Police headquarters in the busy ITO area in central Delhi. He had rejoined work just five days ago after a medical leave.

Police personnel deployed in the ground floor heard a loud sound and rushed out to see his body near the entrance of the building. They took him to a nearby hospital where he was declared dead.

Prem Bhallabh was posted in the crime and traffic wing of Delhi Police. He had joined Delhi Police as head constable in 1986 and was promoted to the rank of ACP in 2016. He had served as personal assistant to senior officers of Delhi Police, an official said.

(With inputs from IANS and PTI)

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