A 33-year-old woman police officer posted as deputy superintendent of police in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her friend’s apartment in Annapoorneshwari Nagar in West Bengaluru on Wednesday night.
Lakshmi V, a resident of Konanakunte, South Bengaluru, had arrived at BBMP contractor Manu’s residence in Vinayaka Layout hours earlier. After dinner, she locked herself in around 10 pm. As there was no response for a long time, Manu, along with three others, broke open the door and found her hanging from the window grille.
Based on a complaint from Lakshmi’s father Venkatesh, police registered a case of suspicious death and detained four people for questioning. Manu told police that Lakshmi was under depression. Venkatesh denied this.
It was said that Lakshmi was admitted to hospital earlier on overdose of sleeping pills.
Police conducted Mahazar (an inspection of the crime scene) and seized Lakhsmi’s mobile phones. Forensic experts also took samples from the place. After the post-mortem, her parents took the body to Maasti, their home village in Kolar’s Malur talk, where the funeral was conducted on Thursday evening.
Lakshmi was a 2014-batch KPS officer and was appointed DySP in 2017.