statesman news service
Diamond Harbour, 7 July
A sub-inspector of police, posted at Falta police station in South 24-Parganas district, Asim Dutta (49), was found hanging from the ceiling in his quarters’ room this morning. Dutta was suffering from depression which might have pushed him over the edge.
The body was sent to Calcutta Medical College and Hospital for post-mortem. The colleagues smelt a rat when the repeated knocking on the deceased’s room failed to evoke any response. They broke open the door and found him hanging, sources said.
Dutta was posted at Falta police station four years ago, and his colleagues said that despite being a government employee he was not transferred and continued serving at the same police station for the past four years.
Dutta is survived by his wife Mrs Swapna Dutta and a daughter who is a second year engineering student. Mrs Dutta alleged that her husband didn’t get any leave despite his repeated appeals.
He remained depressed as he didn’t get enough time to join his family at Dum Dum.
The police officials of South 24-Parganas refused to comment but an official, on condition of anonymity, said the allegations of the deceased’s wife were very serious and the matter should be investigated departmentally.
A former Inspector-in-Charge of Diamond Harbour police station had committed suicide by hanging himself in his quarters’ bathroom due to depression a year ago.
Dutta’s body was first taken to Diamond Harbour morgue for post-mortem but due to the absence of any autopsy surgeon there, it was taken to the morgue of Calcutta Medical College and Hospital.