A police sub-inspector posted in South Mumbai allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Sion on Monday.
No suicide note had been found and the motive remains unclear, the police said.
Police said the deceased, Sandeep Pokarnikar (24), was a probationary sub-inspector at Gamdevi police station on Grant Road and had lived at the government quarters at Prateekskha Nagar, Sion.
Pokarnikar was found dead at his home early on Monday morning after he did not report to work. “When Pokarnikar did not report to work at 8.30 am, his superiors told another sub-inspector who lives in the same building to check on him,” said DCP (Detection) Dhananjay Kulkarni.
When the officer knocked on Pokarnikar’s front door, there was no answer, so he got a spare key from a neighbour, the police said. “However, the officer found that Pokarnikar had locked the door from inside. The officer called for help and broke down the door, only to find Pokarnikar hanging from a hook on the ceiling, with a rope around his neck,” he said.
A case of accidental death has been registerd at the Wadala TT police station.
“We searched Pokarnikar’s home but found nothing suspicious. A probe is on,” said assistant inspector S S Kumbhar.
A batchmate of Pokarnikar said, however, he may have had made multiple attempts to commit suicide on Monday. “We found two pieces of broken rope and a picture of his fiancee near the body. He had got engaged two months ago.