Top cop Himanshu Roy kills himself; former ATS chief was battling cancer

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Former Maharashtra ATS chief and additional director general of police, Himanshu Roy (55) committed suicide on Friday by shooting himself with his licensed revolver at his Nariman Point residence in Mumbai. He was rushed to Bombay Hospital, where he was declared dead. The funeral will be held on Friday itself. He had gone on medical leave some time in 2016 after his cancer spread to his bones in the same year.

The police said that Roy was in his bedroom while his wife was present in the residence when he killed himself.


His death has stunned his colleagues.

This is really a matter of sorrow that we have lost a bright officer.


The officer, known for his dedication and soft communication skills had seven years of service left.

"With early intervention, the patient can be put on counselling and anti-depressants", Dandekar said. He is also credited with setting up Mumbai's Cyber Crime cell. "Possibly he sensed burdened and chose he could barely take it anymore", stated special prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam. "It is very unfortunate that he had to end his life like this", Singh told reporters after visiting Roy's family to express his condolences. He used to head the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, or ATS, before being transferred in 2015. In Dey's case, the then chief minister had issued instructions that he wanted an update on the investigations every six hours. He would leave a deep impact on people with his dramatic moustache, rippling muscles, and a rich baritone, before cancer took its toll. However, as much as he is remembered for his policing skills, many in the force remember him for his impressive personality. 2013 IPL fixing case has been investigated by this honest cop. The police believed Vindu had links to Ramesh Vyas, one of the bookies arrest in the case. Patnaik, who runs Konark Cancer Foundation in Mumbai, was also in talks with Roy to make him the brand ambassador of his NGO's cancer survivors' campaign.


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