BENGALURU: High drama prevailed at Kushalnagara Rural police station in Madikeri on Sunday late evening, when slain DySP M.K. Ganapti’s family members protested against the police for not registering FIR against people named by Ganapati.
His son Nehal submitted a six-page complaint to the Kushalnagara Rural police, as their house falls under its jurisdiction, on Sunday evening. However, the police refused to take up the complaint citing that the complaint has already been registered and is being investigated by the CID police.
Angered by their reply, Nehal along with other family members and relatives staged a protest in front of the police station and it was supported by several local residents. The agitators criticised the police for not taking the complaint and demanded that FIR must be registered against former Home Minister K. J. George, ADGP Intelligence A. M. Prasad and Lokayukta IGP Pronab Mohanty. However, the police tried to convince them they cannot legally register a second complaint pertaining to the same case. Nehal stated in his complaint that the allegations made by his father before committing suicide were true.
“He was harassed by senior officers and Minister George. Instead of considering it, the police are trying to destroy the evidence. He was being harassed by seniors after church attacks in Mangaluru in 2008,” he alleged, adding that there was no problem in their family and his mother always supported her husband.”
Ganapati’s depression not chronic: Doctor
The psychiatrist, who was treating DySP M.K. Ganapati for depression at private hospital in Mangaluru, has said that he had visited him twice but had not shown any signs of suicidal tendenciesGanapati’s psychiatrist Dr Kiran Kumar told reporters that his last visit was just a few days ago.
“He had told me that he was feeling depressed due to pressure and harassment in the department. He had also mentioned that he had tough time after a rowdy was gunned down in an encounter. However, he had not revealed names of any official who harassed him. He was facing a little depression and suffering from memory loss headaches. But his depression was not chronic,” Dr Kiran said. He also said the CID officials questioned him in connection with the same and he had provided them the details of treatment....