Himachal ex-DGP commits suicide

He took over as CBI chief midst Talwar case probe
Was Nagaland Guv from March 2013 to June 2014

Shimla, October 7

The body of Ashwani Kumar, 70, a former DGP of Himachal Pradesh (August 2006 to 2008), was found hanging at his residence here on Wednesday evening. Sources said he had recently returned from Mumbai where he had been taking treatment for depression. He is survived by his wife and son.

A suicide note found at the spot read: “I don’t want to be a burden on anyone. Embarking on journey after life”. Born on November 15, 1950, Kumar served as CBI chief from August 2, 2008, to November 30, 2010. He succeeded Vijay Shanker when the CBI was probing the Aarushi Talwar murder case.

He served as the Governor of Nagaland from March 21, 2013, to June 27, 2014. He resigned from the post after the NDA came into power. He later joined as Pro Vice Chancellor of APG Shimla University, and was elevated as Chancellor. He resigned last year.

Expressing shock, Shimla SP Mohit Chawla said he was a role model to many officers. — TNS

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