Widow of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) MK Ganapathi along with his kin protested at Kushalnagar rural police station on Sunday asking the police to book a case against Bengaluru Development minister KJ George, ADGP AM Prasad and IGP Pranob Mohanty.
The protest started after the police refused to file an FIR over the officer’s suicide.
Ganapathi’s wife Pavana and their son Nehal, who went to complain against the minister and the officer, were told that they will not take the complaint until the sub-inspector was back, reported The Times of India.
Ganapathi (51) had committed suicide in a lodge in Mangaluru on Thursday.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), who were investigating the case are expected to submit a report to the state government on Monday.
Meanwhile, BJP and JD(s) leaders asked for a CBI probe and demanded George’s resignation, reported Deccan Chronicle.
“The combined opposition can put real pressure on the government, which has become thick-skinned, and force it to hand over the case to CBI. There is a direct allegation against Minister K.J. George and two senior officers. Mr George should resign and two officers should be suspended,” he said.
Ganapathi’s father alleged that he was forced by the police to sign on a letter, which stated that there were marital disputes between Ganapathi and Pavana, and that the DySP was under depression. He was reportedly forced to sign the letter, whose content he was not aware of, before the police handed over the body for postmortem.
However, his brother, MK Thammaiah, claimed that Ganapathi had problems with his marriage and was under depression.
According to the police, in order to take up an abetment of suicide case, under IPC section 306, Ganapathi should have made a statement inside the lodge.