AHMEDABAD: A constable with Vastrapur police staying in a rented flat in the Satellite area of city on Thursday committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan at his house. The deceased was identified as constable Vishal Dabhi, 28, resident of Shubhdarshan Society in Satellite and a native of Dhandhuka in Ahmedabad.
Sources in Satellite police said that Dabhi was suffering from depression for a long time, which might have been the reason behind committing suicide.
“Dabhi was staying with three others in the flat in Shubhdarshan Apartments near Prernatirth Jain temple in Satellite. On Thursday afternoon, one of his room mates called him up and as the phone went unanswered, his room mate reached the house at around 3.30pm on Thursday,” said in-charge inspector of Satellite police station, S J Baloch.
Baloch said Dabhi’s room mate broke the door and found him hanging from the ceiling fan. He called up police control room and cops reached the spot at around 4pm and recovered the body.
Baloch said that Dabhi was introvert and reeling under depression. “We have been trying to get any suicide note or any other document which could ascertain the reason behind his suicide,” said Baloch.
Dabhi had joined the police in 2013 and was posted in Ahmedabad rural police before being posted at Vastrapur police station.
He was the sole earning member of his family comprising his mother and a sister. His father had died during his childhood, said a cop.
Satellite police sent his body for postmortem in Sola Civil Hospital and registered a case of accidental death. A team of forensic experts was also called to know the exact time of his suicide.