Himanshu Roy was not your regular cop. He was a devoted, dyed-in-the-wool police chief, and a thorough gentleman.
A 1988 batch IPS officer, he was the additional director general of police, Maharashtra, when he shot himself with a service revolver on Friday, 11 May.
Credits – times of India
In a statement released on Friday, the Mumbai Police declared that a suicide note found in the residence of the former Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) chief, Himanshu Roy, stated that he shot himself as he was suffering from depression.
“Today, 11th May 2018, in the afternoon, around 12:40 pm; Himanshu Roy, ADG, Maharashtra State at his residence from his private license weapon shot one round of fire at himself and ended his life. Late Himanshu Roy was suffering from cancer from past 2 years. He was on medical leave for the same and was undergoing necessary treatment for it. Because of the ailment, he was into depression and because of the same, he decided to give up his life which has written in the suicide note which is signed by him, which has been recovered and hence it is clear,” the statement read.
“Roy was on medical leave for the last two years as he had cancer and the suicide note, in his own handwriting makes it clear that he ended his life out of frustration due to this illness,” a police statement said. Roy, who is survived by his mother and wife, would have been 55 next month. According to reports, the senior officer put the gun in his mouth and pulled the trigger.
He was a well-known figure in the law enforcement world, who handled sensational cases like Indian Premier League betting scandal and the infamous 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.