Karnataka Police Officer Shoots Himself, Found Dead In His Office

Karnataka Police Officer Shoots Himself, Found Dead In His Office

Karnataka police officer Raghavendra allegedly shot himself on Tuesday morning

Kolar: A police officer in Karnataka allegedly shot himself in his office this morning.

Raghavendra, an inspector, was found dead in his office at a police station in Kolar, around 70 km from state capital Bengaluru.  

Police said the 44-year-old appeared to have shot himself with his service revolver. It is not yet known why.

He has a daughter.

Raghavendra had come under the scrutiny of the Lokayukta or anti-corruption watchdog in 2012. After the inquiry, he went on to an executive posting.

The state has seen a number of suicides by police officers.

In July, MK Ganapathy, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was found hanging in a hotel. His suicide led to a political controversy as the 51-year-old officer had accused state home minister KJ George and two police officers of harassing him. Mr George was forced to resign amid opposition protests but he was reinstated recently.