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Traffic cop in Ahmedabad hangs self, reason not known


A cop working with the traffic department in the city has committed suicide by hanging himself. Ravi Kalotra, a resident of Vatva, who originally belongs to Surendranagar was working with the traffic department’s J police station as a constable.

On Wednesday, he left for his home after finishing duty but was found hanging from a hook in the ceiling of his house on Thursday morning. Police believe that the young man killed himself sometimes in the night or early morning. His body has been sent for post mortem. Police sources said that Kalotra belonged to a well-off family and as of now they don’t know what could have pushed him to take the extreme step.

Source said he had got married in January 2020 and shared a house with a roommate. His flatmate also doesn’t know what could have pushed the youth into suicide. Cops have also seized his mobile as part of further investigation.

This is the fourth death of a cop being reported from the city in the last few days. Two of them had succumbed to Covid19 while one of them other than Kalotra, had suffered a heart attack.