Tragic day - Himanshu Roy, one of Maharashtra police's best officers, shoots himself

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"He shot himself. His body is in the casualty", said Dr Gautam Bhansali, general physician at the hospital. Soon after the incident, he was rushed to Bombay hospital. The funeral will be held on Friday itself.

He was suffering from cancer and had gone on a long leave on medical grounds.

Mumbai police, mentioning his passing note, " said that the 1988-batch Indian Police Service officer chose the extreme step out of "annoyance" because of his protracted fight with cancer.

His death has stunned his colleagues.

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"He was a very bright officer. Such a tragedy", MN Singh, a former IPS officer was quoted by NDTV.

"He was a fitness freak. It is very, very unfortunate". He was serving as Additional Director General of Police of Maharashtra. "I had spoken to him three weeks ago about an open forum for cancer patients, and he had immediately agreed to be a speaker at this forum".

"No matter the causes supporting his step, the police division has already lost a great officer". Roy also consulted doctors in the US and Portugal, who could not offer much help either. It was alleged that Mr Singh, who was released on bail in June 2013, had links to bookies in this spot-fixing scandal. A remarkable investigator, a wonderful human being and an inspiration for all, Late Himanshu Roy has left a void hard to fill in the department. The primary investigations revealed that Roy was in his bedroom and his wife in another room when he shot himself. Earlier this month, Gangster Chhota Rajan was convicted for the murder of the journalist. It is learnt that he wrote the note when he was alone.

He was instrumental in solving the brutal murder of lawyer Pallavi Puryakayastha - daughter of an IAS couple at the Center - at her Mumbai home in August 2012. In Dey's case, the then chief minister had issued instructions that he wanted an update on the investigations every six hours. He arrested Vijay Palande, a man involved in four murders, including that of TV producer Karan Kakkad and Arunkumar Tikku, father of actor Anuj Tikku, the double murder of airport union leader Anup Das and his father, and another unknown person.

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