A 49-year-old police inspector, posted with the state Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Sangli, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his home with his pistol. The inspector has been identified as Sakhahari Girjappa Gadade, a resident of Vishrambag area in Sangli city.
Police have found a suicide note, reportedly written by Gadade, in which he has “mentioned his frustration over issues pertaining to his promotion and the treatment by his seniors”. The primary probe by local police suggests that Gadade shot himself with his pistol at 6.30 am, while the rest of his family was asleep.
Additional Superintendent of Police, Sangli district, Shashikant Borate said, “Inspector Gadade was attached to the CID’s Sangli unit. The primary probe suggests that he shot himself with his personal firearm, for which he had a license. We have found a suicide note, believed to be written by him.” However, Borate refused to divulge any information about the content of the suicide note, saying that the probe was in an early stage.
However, another police officer, on condition of anonymity, said Gadade had spoken about his “frustration over issues of promotion in the service and treatment from some senior officers” in his note.
The inspector is survived by his wife and two children. In the past, he has served at Amravati and Kolhapur and also with the state Anti-Corruption Bureau. His father, whose birthday the family celebrated recently, is a retired policeman, while his elder brother is currently serving with the state police.