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Chennai graft directorate APS found dead

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:42 IST

An Assistant Superintendent of Police with the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti-Corruption, Chennai was found dead, in his room at the police officers' mess in Egmore on 18 February, less than a month after he was appointed to the post.

N Harish, a 2009-batch IPS officer, reportedly came to the IPS mess at around 8:30 pm on 17 February. His body was found at around 10:30 am this morning. The body has been sent to the Rajiv Gandhi government hospital for post mortem.

The cause of the death of the 32-year-old police officer has not yet been ascertained. No suicide note was found the spot, a police officer said. However, an NDTV report quoted some of Harish's colleagues as saying that they suspected that the deceased ASP was suffering from depression.

An officer from Karnataka, Harish was recently transferred from Madurai. He was appointed the ASP to the Chennai Vigilance and Anti Corruption on 13 January. The Tamil Nadu cadre officer was reportedly denied promotion and was facing a departmental enquiry, a NewsMinute report said.

- With ANI reports
First published: 18 February 2016, 15:43 IST