Himanshu Roy Biography – Who Was He?
Himanshu Roy, was an IPS officer of 1988 batch. The officer had served in exclusive groups of the Maharashtra police, including as chief of the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and in the Crime Branch. Himanshu Roy was involved with solving several high-profile cases including
Laila Khan murder case and murder of law graduate Pallavi Purkhayasta in Mumbai, the case of firing on Dawood’s brother Iqbal Kaskar’s driver Arif Bael, the double murder case involving Vijay Palande,and the Journalist J Dey murder case. He also solved 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing and betting case.
Why Did This IPS Officer Committed Suicide?
Himanshu Roy shot himself on 11 May 2018 although he was taken to a hospital but could not be saved. According to reports he was suffering from cancer. He shot himself around 12:30pm at his Nariman Point residence. According to reports, the senior officer put the gun into his mouth and pulled the trigger off. Although, Mumbai police, saying his suicide note, said the Indian Police Service officer took the extreme step “out of frustration” due to his illness. A police statement said.”Himanshu Roy was on medical leave since last two years and as he had cancer and the suicide note, in his own handwriting makes it clear that he ended his life out of frustration due to this illness,”
Former Mumbai police commissioner MN Singh has termed him as a courageous and hardworking officer with words “He was suffering from cancer but he was fighting it. 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.
We must say that it is a big loss to lose such a courageous leader. Himanshu Roy would have been 55 next month.