Mumbai police constable ends life over issues with his wife

15 June,2024 11:43 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

According to police, Mumbai police constable Vijay Salunkhe had been on leave since May 30 due to health issues

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The officials said on Saturday that a 38-year-old Mumbai police constable, posted at Shahu Nagar Police Station in Maharashtra's Mumbai, died by suicide over issues with his wife, reported news agency ANI.

According to police, Mumbai police constable Vijay Salunkhe had been on leave since May 30 due to health issues. On Friday evening, he was found hanging at his residence in the Pratiksha Nagar locality of the Sion area, reported ANI.

According to officials, following information, a team of police reached the spot and sent the body for a post-mortem examination. A suicide note was also recovered the spot in which Salunkhe purportedly spoke about the issues with his wife, reported ANI.

Wadala Truck Terminal Police have recorded the matter and were further looking into it. More details are awaited.

In another case, a police official said a 77-year-old man who was hit on the head with an iron rod in Pune's Aundh area allegedly by minors who wanted to rob him succumbed to his injuries on Friday, reported PTI.

He said that the incident took place on Thursday morning when septuagenarian Sameer Roychowdhary was out on a morning walk, reported PTI.

"Six minors intercepted him at around 5:20am and hit him on the head with an iron rod when he resisted their robbery attempt. The gang also assaulted two more people. Roychowdhary was declared dead on Friday. His liver and eyes were donated after his family gave consent," the official said, reported PTI.

Four of the minors have been held while efforts are on to nab the remaining two, he said.

They have been charged under Indian Penal Code sections 302 (murder) and 396 (murder during dacoity), the official said.

A citizens' forum in Aundh said it would be holding a candle march on Saturday to protest the death of Roychowdhary.

(With inputs from PTI and ANI)

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