New Delhi: 18 Delhi Police staff have allegedly committed suicide in the last two-and-a-half years, even as the Union Home Ministry maintained the good cause could not be ascertained in all the cases.
Nine police officers allegedly committed suicide in 2013, followed by seven in 2014 and two in 2015 (till June 30), Lok Sabha was told today.
Delhi Police staff have to work for long hours due to a variety of factors. However, rotational off is given to all staff as far as possible, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in a written reply.
No such special reasons have been informed by Delhi Police in connection with suicides by police personnel.
While the good cause of suicide could not be ascertained in all the cases, the cause of suicide in some cases was find out to be personal problem, disease and family circumstances.