Himanshu Roy was cured, didn't kill himself because of cancer says doctor

Former ATS chief Himanshu Roy commits suicide shot self with service revolver

A large number of police personnel, former and serving IPS and IAS officers, besides political leaders, including Union Minister Ramdas Athawale, were present for Roy's final journey.

He also made possible the arrest of Vindu Dara Singh for alleged links to bookies in the 2013 IPL spot fixing, the last of the high profile cases he was investigating.

Further Mr. Himanshu Roy was 54 years old and suffering from cancer.

Although the reason for Himanshu Roy's suicide is yet to be established, speculation cites his hard struggle with cancer as a possible trigger.

The former ATS chief committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence. Joint Commissioner of Police, Mumbai, Head of Cyber Crime Cell, ATS Maharashtra, Additional Director General of Police (Planning and Co-ordination), Additional Director General of Police (Establishment). Himanshu and I became teammates after I took over as Mumbai's police commissioner in 2011.

While Roy had been battling with the illness for a long time, the report that came out 10 days ago showed that his tumour had completely disappeared, and doctors said it was a good sign of recovery. "However, it is hard to say as to why he took such extreme step." .

According to Dr. Nagarkar, Roy first developed cancer in his kidneys in 2000, "He underwent extensive chemotherapy and surgery and succeeded in removing those tumours from his kidneys".

Himanshu Roy also played a key role in the investigation of journalist J Dey's murder case.

Mumbai police, mentioning his passing note, " said that the 1988-batch Indian Police Service officer chose the extreme step out of "annoyance" because of his protracted fight with cancer. "Roy was known for his remarkable investigation skills.His demise is a great loss for the state police force", the governor said in his message. When I told him that his skin had darkened, he said it was effect of chemotherapy.

The special public prosecutors who worked with Roy in prominent cases such as the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack fondly remembered him.

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