Tamil Nadu DIG Vijayakumar shoots himself deadtext_fields
Chennai: Tamil Nadu Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) C Vijayakumar, shot himself dead at his official residence in Coimbatore on Friday morning.
However, the reason for his suicide is yet to be ascertained and suspicions are being raised.
According to police, the incident took place at 6.15 a.m. Vijaykumar was found in a pool of blood in his camp office on the premises of the residence by his gunman.
Sources say that he borrowed the service pistol from the gunman and went inside his room. On hearing a firing noise from the DIG's room, the gunman rushed inside only to find the senior IPS officer lying in a pool of blood.
The 45-year-old IPS officer lived at the residence with his family.
The deceased officer took charge as the DIG of Coimbatore range in January this year.
He succeeded M.S. Muthusamy. He was a 2009 batch IPS officer and had served in different districts of the state as the Superintendent of Police.
The incident has sent shock waves across the state and the police department.
The body has been sent for post-mortem and the police have taken up further investigation.
With inputs from IANS