The alleged suicide of former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief Himashu Roy has left the nation in a state of shock. Roy, who allegedly shot himself at his residence was rushed to hospital, where he was declared dead. He was battling bone cancer and was reportedly undergoing depression. The nation expressed its shock and grief on the sudden demise of the supercop on social media. Bollywood celebrities also took to Twitter to condole demise of Roy. From Farhan Akhtar to Manoj Bajpayee, celebs were extremely saddened by the unfortunate incident. Here's what they tweeted:
"Saddened to hear of Himanshu Roy committing suicide. Deepest condolences to his family and all his colleagues in the Police department," Farhan Akhtar tweeted.
Saddened to hear of #HimanshuRoy committing suicide. Deepest condolences to his family and all his colleagues in the Police department.— Farhan Akhtar (@FarOutAkhtar) May 11, 2018
Actor Manoj Bajpayee said he was "shocked" when he heard about Roy's death.
Actor Riteish Deshmukh wrote: "Himanshu Roy no more. Is absolutely shocking and tragic. My deepest condolences to the family and his loved ones. Big loss to the Mumbai Police and Maharashtra state."
Actress Renuka Shahane said: ''Shocked by the suicide of supercop Himanshu Roy. RIP sir. Thank you for your remarkable service."
Shocked by the suicide of supercop Himanshu Roy. RIP sir. Thank you for your remarkable service 🙏🙏🙏— Renuka Shahane (@renukash) May 11, 2018
Lara Dutta Bhupathi: ''Saddened and shocked to hear of the tragic loss of Himanshu Roy. He was larger than life in person and in reputation. Deepest condolences to his family and to Mumbai Police.''
Ravi Kishan: ''Very sad news super hero cop Himanshu Roy no more may his soul rest in peace. Jai Hind.''
Very sad news super hero cop #Himanshu Roy no more may his soul Rest in Peace ..Jai hind 🙏— Ravi Kishan (@ravikishann) May 11, 2018
Have a look at what other celebs said:
Who is dealing with what and how who on the outside ever knows. It’s unbelievable and painful to think. RIP #HimanshuRoy . May your soul rest in peace, sir.— Mumbai Ki Rani (@mymalishka) May 11, 2018
Extremely sad to hear about Former ATS chief #HimanshuRoy Knew him really well ever since I was a child. He Was very close to our family. Such a brave man he was. This news is shocking and extremely sad. My condolences to the family. 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻— Neil Nitin Mukesh (@NeilNMukesh) May 11, 2018
Very sad to hear about former ATS chief #HimanshuRoy . He was known for his bravery & looked like the epitome of strength but it just goes to show that we never know what an individual is dealing with. Deepest condolences. RIP and thank you for your service sir🙏🏼 @MumbaiPolice— Sophie Choudry (@Sophie_Choudry) May 11, 2018
Ashoke Pandit: ''Himanshu Roy you were the Dabangg of Mumbai Police... The news of your suicide is heartbreaking. You gave strength and confidence to the city of Mumbai in your lifetime. Mumbai will miss you forever... May you find peace in your second innings and be the Dabangg that you always were.''
#HimanshuRoy you were the #Dabang of @MumbaiPolice... the news of your suicide is heart breaking. U gave strength and confidence to the city of #Mumbai in your lifetime. Mumbai will miss you forever...may you find peace in your second innings and be the Dabang that u always were.— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) May 11, 2018
The 1988 batch-IPS officer investigated a string of important cases including murders of journalist J Dey, fringe Bollywood actor Laila Khan and law graduate Pallavi Purkhayasta in Mumbai. He was part of the team which pursued leads related to American-born Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist David Headley, who was involved in carrying out a recce mission ahead of the 26/11 terror strike. Roy also investigated IPL betting scandal.
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