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AP: Young IPS Officer Dies Under Mysterious Circumstances


A young IPS officer allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at his residence cum office at Paderu in Vizag Agency on Thursday morning. ASP (Paderu) K Sasi Kumar, 2012 batch IPS officer, allegedly shot himself at his residence, but authorities maintain that the fire arm accidentally went off and the bullet hit him in the right temple

At around 6 am on Thursday a gunshot was heard at the ASP's residence. He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The police found bullet injuries on ASP' head. "We are not sure whether it happened accidentally or done intentionally. The Visakhapatnam (Rural) SP has rushed to the spot and we are examining the case," North Coastal Zone Inspector General of Police Kumar Vishwajeet said.

Sources said Sasi Kumar assumed office around four months back and he was an efficient officer. Though the cops didn't find any suicide letter, they are suspecting that it was a case of self killing. The matter was reported to the DIG (Visakha Range) Ch Srikanth. Sasi Kumar was first posted as ASP, Allagadda and he was transferred to ASP Paderu and he was native of Erode of Tamil Nadu.

Superintendent of Police (Visakha Rural) Rahul Dev Sharma said that the incident took place when Sasi Kumar was checking its functioning. The cops have registered a case and investigation is on.

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