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Gujarat IPS officer's wife found hanging at Ahmedabad residence

The police said that the wife of the IPS officer was found hanging at their Ahmedabad residence this morning. There was no suicide note recovered from the spot.

Ashesh Mallick Edited By: Ashesh Mallick @asheshmallick07 Ahmedabad Published on: December 01, 2023 17:45 IST
Gujarat, IPS officer's wife commits suicide, Ahmedabad
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A Gujarat-cadre IPS officer’s wife allegedly died by suicide by hanging herself at their residence in Ahmedabad, an official said on Friday (December 1). The deceased was identified as Shaluben, 47, who was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a room at their house located in Thaltej this morning, Assistant Commissioner of Police S M Patel said. The IPS officer whose wife died was identified as RT Susara. The police discovered during investigation that she hanged herself on late Thursday night after returning to Ahmedabad from Surat, he said.

However, no suicide note was found at the spot of incident. The police have registered a case of accidental death at the Bodakdev police station.

Her body was sent to Sola Civil Hospital for post-mortem, the police said.

What transpired?

Susara, a promotee IPS officer of 2011 batch, is serving at Hazira in Surat at present as the Superintendent of Police, Marine Task Force.

"Susara and his wife were in Surat for the last couple of days to attend a wedding. Susara was on leave and came to Ahmedabad on Thursday afternoon, while Shaluben returned (from Surat) at night when he was already asleep," Patel said.

The official said that the IPS officer found in the morning that his wife’s body was hanging from the ceiling in another room on the ground floor of their residence.

“He immediately informed the local police,” Patel said.

As per the police's preliminary probe, Shaluben ended her life late at night for unknown reasons, the ACP added.

(With PTI inputs)


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