Bengaluru: In the second case of suicide by a police officer in Karnataka this week, Ganapathi, who was serving as Deputy Superintendent of Police in Mangaluru, committed suicide in Madikeri on Thursday.
51-year-old Ganaptahi has left behind a suicide note in which he blamed Bengaluru Development and Town Planning Minister KJ George, his son Rana George and Lokayukta IGP Pranab Mohanty and former Mangaluru IGP and present ADGP in state intelligence department A M Prasad for his death. George had earlier served as the Home Minister in the Siddaramaiah cabinet.
Hours before he allegedly committed suicide, Ganapathi, in an interview to a local news channel had said that KJ George, Mohanty and Prasad should be held responsible if anything happens to him.
The cop, who was recently transferred to Mangaluru from Bengaluru, had alleged that he was harassed and pressured by senior officers into adjusting cases.
However, speaking to a news channel after Ganapathi's suicide, Rana George denied any connection to the Ganapathi's suicide. “I don't know why name Is being dragged into this as I am not involved in politics,” he said, adding, “There should be an investigation.”
Earlier in the week, DSP Kalappa Handibhag had also allegedly committed suicide after he was accused of being party to a Rs 10 lakh kidnapping and ransom case.