A former police inspector allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in Karauli district of Rajasthan, officials said on Sunday. Mukesh Joshi, who was given compulsory retirement, was staying with a saint at his ashram for the last few days, officials said. He hanged himself and committed suicide, SHO of Todabhim police station Manoharlal said.
The matter came to light on Sunday morning. The body was shifted to a hospital for postmortem, he said. Another police official said Joshi was depressed and used to spend time in the Ashram.
"The matter is under investigation to ascertain the cause of the suicide," he added.
The incident came to light a day after a police head constable was on Saturday beaten to death in Rajasthan's Rajsamand district, police said. Abdul Gani, who was posted at the Bhim Police Station, had gone to Hamela ki Ber village while investigating a case.
"He was returning from the village on his motorcycle when some 4-5 unidentified persons attacked him with sticks," Superintendent of Police Bhuvan Bhushan said. He was rushed to a hospital in Bhim area where he succumbed to injuries, the officer said.
(With PTI inputs)