ACP Prem Ballabh (left), who died after jumping off the Delhi Police headquarters (right) in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: ANI
ACP Prem Ballabh (left), who died after jumping off the Delhi Police headquarters (right) in New Delhi on Thursday. Photo: ANI

Suffering from depression, ACP rank officer commits suicide

ANI | Updated: Nov 29, 2018 18:08 IST

New Delhi (India), Nov 29 (ANI): Suffering from depression, a senior official of the Delhi Police allegedly committed suicide on Thursday morning by jumping off the 10th floor of Delhi Police Headquarters building in ITO area.
The deceased was identified as 55-year-old, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Prem Ballabh. He was deployed in the Crime and Traffic (CNT) department in the Secretarial Branch of the Police Headquarters. He had a desk job. According to the police, the preliminary enquiry revealed that Prem Ballabh reached his office desk at around 9.30 am in the CNT Department and started his system. At about 10.15 am he opened the window of his room and jumped off. He was rushed to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital where he was declared dead.
"We received information at around 10:15 in the morning that an officer has jumped off from the Headquarter building ...As per preliminary enquiry, it is ascertained that he was suffering from anxiety and depression. He was also admitted to the Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the same," Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP) Rajesh Khurana said.
The police said that Prem Ballabh had joined office about 4-5 days back after one month leave. Investigations are on to ascertain whether he was under any stress due to professional or family reasons.
However, family members of Prem Ballabh said there was no reason for him to take such a step. While speaking to ANI, Hari Sharma, younger brother of the deceased ACP said: "Neither were there any disputes in the family nor was he under any stress."
Deceased ACP Ballabh was awarded Police Medal for meritorious service in the year 2016. (ANI)

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