Army officer commits suicide in Uttar Pradesh

March 13th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) A 40-year-old lieutenant colonel shot himself in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur district, the police said Friday.
The police said that Ramendra Bajpai shot himself with his father’s licensed revolver. His father is retired brigadier.

“Ramendra Bajpai, who was posted in Guwahati, was found dead this (Friday) morning in his parents’ house in Defence Colony in Kanpur,” Inspector Satish Chandra Gautam told IANS on phone.

The police say that “strained relations” between Bajpai and his wife could have prompted the officer to take the extreme step.

“We have come to know that the officer was having some discord with his wife. It could be one of the reasons that forced him to commit suicide,” Gautam said.

According to police, the officer was alone in his parents’ house when he committed suicide.

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