Ex-CBI Chief Ashwini Kumar Commits Suicide

Ex-Governor of Manipur and Nagaland and ex-Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ashwini Kumar, who committed suicide at his house in Shimla on Wednesday, had uncovered that he took his life because of 'illness and inability'.

Ashwini Kumar (Source- Navbharat Times)

Previous CBI chief Ashwani Kumar, who additionally worked in as Nagaland Governor from March 2013 to June 2014, was discovered dead at his living arrangement in Shimla Wednesday night in clear suicide. He was 70 years old.


Mohit Chawla the Superintendent of Police in Shimla affirmed that he had been discovered hanging, yet wouldn't uncover any further intricacies. The case, he stated, is under investigation.


As indicated by sources in Himachal Pradesh Police, which was headed by Kumar as Chief General of Police between 2006 and 2008, he was discovered hanging in his room. A suicide note has also been found from the spot.

“We found a suicide note in which he wrote that he is ending his life due to disease and disability, of his own free will. He said his soul is embarking on a new journey and everyone needed to be happy, and that there should be no rituals or ceremonies," the DGP told media. (Agency)

Kumar was an IPS officer of the 1973 clump. Police sources said he took a walk on Wednesday night and was completely fine. When he returned, he directly went to his room where his body was then discovered, they added.


A group of police staff, including the Director-General of Police (DGP), Sanjay Kundu, is presently at the spot, as are specialists from Indira Gandhi Medical College.


A cop said his family was stunned on the grounds that Kumar hadn't given any indications of sadness. "The family is in stun. He was fine until tonight. It is uncertain what made him make such a decision. The examination is on," the official included, without disclosing more looking into the issue or remarking on the substance of the suicide note.


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