Delhi ACP commits suicide by jumping from 10th floor of headquarters

The ACP's body was found on the porch of the police establishment, near its entrance.

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Suffering from depression, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) in Delhi Police on Thursday committed suicide here by jumping from the 10th floor of the Police Headquarters, police said.

Prem Bhallabh, 55, was being treated for depression at the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital for the last 28 days, ACP Anil Mittal said.

The ACP’s body was found on the porch of the headquarters, near its entrance. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

The police believe that Ballabh committed suicide but have launched an investigation to probe if it could have been an accident.

Ballabh was posted in the crime and traffic unit of the Delhi Police. He was awarded the Police Medal for his service in 2016. Ballabh was from to Uttarakhand’s Almora and stayed with his family in Delhi’s Maujpur.

According to his acquaintances, he had been suffering from mental health problems for almost eight years.

He had applied for voluntary retirement from service (VRS) a few years back but he was talked into continuing with his service. He is survived by his wife and three sons.

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