Ganapathi fired twice on bed before hanging self

Ganapathi fired twice on bed before hanging self

Ganapathi fired twice on bed before hanging self

Ganapathi had fired twice from his service revolver on a bed before hanging himself in the lodge on Thursday, sources said. Police cordoned off the lodge. CID officials also inspected the room in the evening. In Managluru, staff in the IGP office said CID officials had locked up Ganapathi’s office on Friday morning.

Ganapathi had hired an autorickshaw to reach the local channel’s office where he gave his interview before taking the extreme step.

As soon as Ganapathi’s brother K M Thimmaiah, also a DySP, learnt about the interview, he alerted the Madikeri police. They immediately began to search a few hotels and lodges in Madikeri. They reached a hotel near the KSRTC bus stand. When there was no response to their knocking, they peeped through the window and saw Ganapathi hanging.

A native of Rangasamudra near Kushalnagar, Ganapathi was a former employee of BEML and joined the police force as a sub-inspector in 1994. He first served at Aldur and Sakarayapatna (both in Chikkamagaluru). His other postings were, Mangaluru, Puttur, Ullal and CID office in Bengaluru. He was again posted to Ullal, Bantwal, Kadri (in Mangaluru), Lashkar (Mysuru), DIG office (in Bengaluru), Yeshwantpur, Madiwala, IG office (in Bengaluru), Bengaluru Rural and finally IGP (Western Range) office in Mangaluru after he was promoted as DySP. He was transferred every two or three years.

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