Submitted by Editor on Thu, 2016-02-18 22:11 Chennai: Mystery shrouds the sudden death of a young IPS officer hailing from Bengaluru, whose body was found in the room of the IPS officers' mess at Egmore where he was staying. Police are yet not saying whether it was a suicide or natural death. The young IPS officer, N Harish, did not open the door even after 10 am, when his staff tried to reach him. When they broke open the door, they found him lying lifeless. The 32-year-old officer, posted as an assistant commissioner of police at the directorate of vigilance and corruption, could have been suffering from depression over alleged denial of promotion. N Harish, a 2009 batch IPS official, was facing a departmental inquiry, ordered by the then DGP K Ramanujam, which allegedly delayed his promotion. Police sources said that Harish was depressed since all his colleagues and batchmates had been promoted to SP-level two years ago. Police are trying to ascertain if Harish was indeed suffering from depression. Before being posted in Chennai as an ACP, Harish had been posted as an ASP at Kilakarai near Ramanathapuram and Thallakulam near Madurai.