CISF constable from Sangli ends life

A constable attached to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was found dead, hanging in a hotel room at Yeshwantpur on Sunday morning.

Police identified the deceased from his ID card as Pawar Sheetal Pandit, 24, a CISF constable presently posted at Neyveli, Tamil Nadu. He hails from Sangli, Maharashtra.

The incident came to light when the lodge staff alerted the police stating that one of the customers, who had checked in five days ago had not come out of the room, nor was he responding to calls.

The Yeshwantpur police broke open the door to find Pandit’s body hanging from the ceiling fan with a dog chain. The body was found in a highly decomposed state, and the police suspect that Pandit ended his life at least four days ago.

Preliminary investigations have revealed that Pandit arrived in the City on the Sangli-Yeshwantpur Express on September 17.

He checked into the nearby Veekay Lodge the same morning and had paid an advance of Rs 500. The hotel staff saw him go out and return the next morning and did not see him again.

One of the room boys raised an alarm when he saw that the complementary newspaper provided to every room was left uncollected at the doorstep for the last four days. When they tried to open the door, it was locked from inside and a foul smell was emanating from inside.

Police also recovered a rail ticket to Neyveli from Yeshwantpur, scheduled for the same day he arrived at the City. Police said Pawar had left behind a half-page handwritten death note in Marathi which stated that he was responsible for his death.

He has further mentioned that he was not happy with his work and that had led him to end his life.

He has also mentioned the contact number of his residence and has asked the police to inform his family. Police said the family and the CISF authorities have been informed about the incident.

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