Cop's wife shoots self with service revolver

Cop's wife shoots self with service revolver

None heard the bullet shot sound; no death note found

Cop's wife shoots self with service revolver

According to police, Shubha (37) was found dead by her husband P S Sudarshana, a police inspector attached to Commercial Street police station.

The couple were married for 11 years and has two sons - Srinivas  and Srihari. The family was residing in a rented house at Gururaja Layout in Padmanabhanagar, Banashankari third stage.

After night shift
According to Sudarshana’s statement to police, he came home at 3 am after night shift, kept the pouch containing service revolver in his bedroom and went to sleep. At 7.30 am he got up and did not notice his wife.

A search led him to the study room where she was found dead with a gun shot wound in her head. Only one bullet was found to have been fired. Reason for the extreme step is yet to be ascertained. DCP (South) Sonia Narang told Deccan Herald that the police were yet to ascertain the cause for the incident.

The victim’s mother and brother told the police the couple were happily married and there was no problem between them. However, Shubha was worried about her sons’ studies. She was also suffering from backache and had undergone an open heart surgery one-and-a-half-years ago. No death note was found.

In the dark
However, the police are in the dark about no one hearing the bullet shot sound. The door of the room where the body was found was open, and the early morning atmosphere too was serene when the incident took place.

The body was handed over to the family members after a post mortem at KIMS hospital. The revolver has been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) for further investigation.

Weapon rules compromised
A senior officer said that Sudarshana might be suspended for laxity in ensuring the safety of his service revolver. Rules stipulate that a police officer should remove bullets and magazine from the revolver and keep the weapon in a safe place under lock.

He/she should ensure that the weapon is beyond the reach of children and family members. The officer will be held responsible if someone in his/her house uses the revolver leading to any untoward incident. Sudarshana had failed to comply with instructions.

He had not removed the bullets and magazine. Moreover, he had not kept the weapon in a safe place and locked it up. The tragedy could have been averted had Sudarshana followed the guidelines, the officer said.