Ahmedabad: The wife of a Gujarat-cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at their residence in Ahmedabad city, as reported on Friday. Shaluben, the 47-year-old wife of IPS officer R T Susara, was found hanging from the ceiling fan of a room at their house in Thaltej this morning, according to Assistant Commissioner of Police S M Patel.
During the investigation, the police discovered that she hanged herself late Thursday night after returning to Ahmedabad from Surat, he said. No suicide note was found at the scene, and a case of accidental death was registered at the Bodakdev police station. Shaluben's body was sent to Sola Civil Hospital for post-mortem, Patel added.
Susara, a promotee IPS officer of the 2011 batch, is currently serving at Hazira in Surat as the Superintendent of Police, Marine Task Force. "Susara and his wife were in Surat for the last couple of days to attend a wedding. Susara was on leave and came to Ahmedabad on Thursday afternoon, while Shaluben returned (from Surat) at night when he was already asleep," Patel said.
"In the morning, Susara found that his wife's body was hanging from the ceiling in another room on the ground floor of their house. He immediately called the local police," he said. According to the police's preliminary probe, Shaluben ended her life late at night for unknown reasons, the ACP added .