A day after Delhi Police sub-inspector (SI) Vijendra Kumar allegedly committed suicide after shooting dead a woman, Nikki Chauhan, at a park in Dwarka Sector 4, police said a two-page ‘suicide note’ had been found in his wallet.
“The ‘suicide note’ has two dates and one of them is struck out. It suggests he was planning something drastic for some time,” said a source. “A date stating December 31, 2015, has been struck out and the other date is January 17, 2016, the day of the shooting,” added the source.
In the ‘suicide note’, Kumar (33) claimed he was in depression as Chauhan (28), with whom he had a relationship, had extorted Rs 15 lakh from him after filing false complaints with the police, said the source.
Joint Commissioner of Police (southwestern range) Dependra Pathak said Monday the ‘suicide note’ was being examined.
Kumar’s ‘note’ claims he became Chauhan’s friend in 2010 and later they had a relationship, but he found out she was cheating him and was married, said a source.
“He claims he came to know about her marriage on March 2, 2014. Later she lodged a false complaint against him with the Deputy Commissioner of Police (West)’s office. But she withdraw her complaint only after extorting Rs 5 lakh from him. She took money along with her sister,” added the source, drawing information from the ‘suicide note’.
In the note, Kumar has claimed Chauhan again started demanding money from him and he found out that she had relationships with other people, said the source. Kumar claimed after threatening him for some months, Chauhan again complained to a senior officer only to withdraw it after taking Rs 10 lakh from him, added the source. Kumar stated in the note that he paid Rs 10 lakh to her after taking loan from his friends, said the source.
“Kumar claims he was depressed. To earn more money, he started betting and taking leaves without informing seniors. For the last five months, he was not well and also put his resignation before his assistant commissioner of police and station house officer, who asked him not to resign,” said the source. “Concluding the note, Kumar said he did not want to live anymore and wanted to kill himself. He asked his mother and wife to forgive him and took all responsibility for this extreme step.”
The Indian Express had reported on the day of the shooting that Kumar reportedly made Chauhan withdraw her complaint in exchange for money, but did not pay her the entire amount promised. DCP (West) Pushpendra Kumar has confirmed that Chauhan had filed complaints against Kumar and withdrawn some of them.
Chauhan’s family members have rubbished the SI Kumar’s claims.