Jaipur: ATS Additional SP, woman found dead inside SUV

A 42-year-old Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) in Rajasthan allegedly killed a 36-year-old woman before shooting himself with his service revolver in an SUV.

Jaipur: ATS Additional SP, woman found dead inside SUV

A 42-year-old Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) of the anti-terrorist squad (ATS) in Rajasthan allegedly killed a 36-year-old woman before shooting himself with his service revolver in an SUV.

The bodies of ASP Ashish Prabhakar (42) and Poonam Sharma-with bullet injuries on their foreheads- were found in a locked SUV parked near Bombay Hospital in Jagatpura area of Jaipur.

After a passerby alerted the police about the two bodies

a team of senior officers rushed to the spot. "It appears that the officer had shot the woman following some confrontation. The woman has not yet been identified. In a confused state of mind, he had first called up the police control room about a body and later committed suicide," a senior police officer told media agencies.

The sources said Prabhakar had left a two-page suicide note in which he apologised to his wife for having chosen “the wrong path”. Without naming Poonam, he said she was “blackmailing” him.

Prabhakar also mentioned a few mobile numbers and Facebook profiles in the note, alleging some people were harassing him, the sources said.

Poonam was preparing for Rajasthan civil services exam and was living with her sister in Malviya Nagar.

Preliminary investigation reveals that Prabhakar might have had a heated exchange with the woman, following which he pulled out the service revolver and opened fire. Two bullet marks were found on the car gate mirror and one on the roof.