Yet again! Woman SI attempts suicide in Bengaluru

Yet again! Woman SI attempts suicide in Bengaluru

Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2016-07-19 22:28 Vijaya Nagar Inspector of Police Sanjeev Gowda and the Roopa Tambad, Sub Inspector of PoliceBengaluru: A 32-year-old female police sub-inspector from the Vijayanagar police station attempted to end her life by overdosing on tablets on Tuesday.The victim, Roopa Tambad, a native of Davangere, took the extreme step after she was allegedly reprimanded by a senior officer over her handling of a case.An officer of the 2009 batch, Roopa was found by her colleagues in an unconscious state at the entrance of the Vijayanagar police quarters and rushed to a private hospital, where she is being treated in the intensive care unit.According to reports, Roopa had been pulled up over a case she was handling and a report had been filed against her in the station dairy. “The inspector Sanjeev Gowda had written an adverse note on her and even mentioned misuse of official mobile phone,” said sources.Unhappy at having been criticised, Roopa reportedly had even told fellow colleagues that she would commit suicide.On Tuesday afternoon, she did just that by overdosing on tablets just before leaving the station for her home. Suspecting something, a police constable followed her and found her unconscious at the entrance of the police quarters.The suicide attempt naturally sent shockwaves across the department, which has been reeling from the death of DySP Ganapathi. Senior police officers rushed to the hospital to enquire about her health and later visited the police station to take stock of the situation. The staff of the Vijayanagar police station, including the police inspector, was also questioned.The police department is reportedly contemplating taking action against the inspector for his handling of the matter.