New Delhi, May 11: Mumbai Joint Commissioner of Police IPC Himanshu Roy on Friday committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence.
According to media reports, the 1988 batch IPS officer shot himself in the afternoon with his service revolver his Malabar Hills residence.
He had been reportedly suffering from cancer for a long time and was on leave for more than a year.
“Additional DG Himanshu Roy shot himself with his service revolver. He has passed away,” confirmed Mumbai Police PRO and DCP Deepak Deoraj.
Speaking to DNA, Deoraj said that his body has been taken to hospital. “Entire police department is shocked and saddened with the loss of a Senior officer.”
A Chartered Accountant by training, Roy is survived by his wife Bhawna Roy, an IAS officer who quit civil services to work with NGOs in Maharashtra.
Roy was credited with directing the probs into several sensational crimes and high-profile cases in the past few years.
These include journalist J. Dey murder case, the verdict in which came last week (May 2) and actress Meenakshi Thapa killing, the judgement in which was pronounced earlier in the day.
Besides, he directed the investigations into the ill-famed IPL match fixing and betting scams of 2013, in which several top cricketers and Bollywood actor Vindu Dara Singh were among the accused, among others.