Assistant Superintendent of Police of Paderu Division of Visakhapatnam District K Sasi Kumar died under mysterious circumstances at his official residence on Thursday morning.
The security personnel posted outside Kumar’s residence heard three gunshots after which they rushed inside. They found Kumar lying in a pool of blood in his bedroom.
He succumbed to the injuries on his way to the hospital, said an official. He was alone in his house when the incident took place.
Sasi Kumar belonged to Salem, Tamil Nadu and was a 2012 batch IPS officer. He was posted to Paderu on December 31, 2015.
He was very active in conducting drives against cultivation and selling of `ganja’ in the Paderu region. He launched anti-narcotics raids regularly which resulted in seizure of crores worth of contraband including one raid in February in which Rs 2 crores worth of ganja was seized.