Rajasthan ATS officer shoots woman and self in SUV Car

JAIPUR: A 42-year-old officer Ashish Prabhakar of the Rajasthan Police Services (RPS), working as additional SP with the anti-terrorism squad (ATS), allegedly killed a 36-year-old woman whose body was found next to him on the front seat of the car in an SUV parked near under construction Bombay Hospital in Jagatpura on Thursday evening.

ATS-SOG Additional DG Umesh Mishra was quoted as saying to the media that a service revolver was found beside the bodies that were lying in a pool of blood.

The police have also found a note allegedly written by Prabhakar to his wife asking for forgiveness. “Family issues” appear to have been the reason behind the suicide, the police said.

DCP Manish Aggarwal told India Today that when the police team reached the spot it found the car locked from inside.

“Two bullets were fired from Ashish’s service revolver. The police is exploring multiple angles, including that of suicide. Their phone call details are also being examined,” Aggarwal said. Through which it had been found that prior to the alleged suicide, Prabhakar called up the PCR and informed them about ‘a dead body’.

Both deceased had bullet wound on the temple. It was at 8.45 pm that passersby alerted the police about the two bodies. After they realized that the body was that of Ashish Prabhakar, who had worked in various capacities in Rajasthan police, a team of senior officers, including city police commissioner Sanjay Aggarwal, rushed to the spot. The whole area was cordoned off by the police until a team from the forensic science laboratory (FSL) reached the spot.

Prabhakar had recently resumed duty in the ATS after a long study leave.

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