Prem Ballabh Kumar, the 2016 Police Medal awardee and an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP,) allegedly jumped from the Delhi Police Headquarters building, today.
Mr. Ballabh jumped from the tenth floor of the headquarters’ building situated in the ITO area, Delhi, around 10:00 A.M.
The incident was reported after the police officers on the ground floor heard a loud sound and rushed to the spot where Mr. Ballabh’s body lay. The victim was immediately taken to a hospital, where a doctor declared him brought dead.
Initial reports suggest, Mr. Ballabh, 53 years old, was suffering from depression and was undergoing treatment for the same at GTB, a government hospital, in Delhi.
Mr. Ballabh joined the police services as a constable in 1986 and was posted in the Traffic and Crime wing of the Delhi Police. Apart from being awarded the Police Medal in 2016 for his service, he was also made the ACP in the same year.
Rajesh Khurana, the Joint Commissioner of Police (Central Range,) said, “Preliminary enquiry has revealed that the ACP was under depression. He was also undergoing treatment for some illness and had spent some time in GTB Hospital.”
Though the investigating officer suspects the incident to be a case of suicide, he launched an investigation to determine whether it was an accident, as no suicide note was recovered.
More details about the case are awaited. Stay tuned for further updates.