A head constable in India Reserve Battalion force in Bijapur was found hanging at his house in Kalaburagi district on Friday.
According to Shashidhar, Kalaburagi District Superintendent of Police, 50-year-old Annarao was found hanging in his house in KSRP battalion housing colony. He had left a suicide note blaming his family.
"In his suicide note, he alleged that his wife is responsible for him taking the extreme step. However, his wife told us that he was an alcoholic for a couple of years. For the last 10 days he had been undergoing treatment for the same," said Shashidhar.
He is survived by his wife and two children.
This is the third case of suicide by police personnel in Karnataka.
Earlier this week Roopa Thambada, a sub-inspector in Bengaluru threatened to commit suicide following harassment by the station inspector.
On Thursday, a Karnataka Administrative Service Officer, E Vijaya in Hassan allegedly tried to commit suicide owing to pressure from senior officials. There were also corruption allegations made against her.