Delhi cop suicide: Note left behind reveals extortion claims

The police sub-inspector who allegedly shot dead his paramour before turning the gun on himself at southwest Delhi’s Dwarka, left behind a note claiming the woman was extorting him, police said on Monday. Recovery of the suicide note was confirmed by DCP (Southwest) R A Sanjeev. He said that the police are now probing the role of a co-conspirator in the case.

The officer, identified as Vijendra Bishnoi (33), a native of Rajasthan, allegedly had an extra-marital affair with the woman, Nikita Chauhan (28), a former news stringer who lived in Dwarka and had separated from her husband.

On Monday, Bishnoi called her at a park in the morning and fired three rounds at her with his service revolver. Then he shot himself twice. While the woman died on the spot, Bishnoi succumbed to his injuries in the evening, said police.

A police source said that in the suicide note, Bishnoi expressed deep regret about his extra-marital relationship with Nikita and the decisions he took in his life. He also mentioned how Nikita had allegedly extorted Rs 15 lakh from him, threatening to frame him in a false rape case and was demanding more.

Bishnoi was posted as a sub-inspector in west Delhi’s Ranhola police station. Bishnoi was married and is survived by two children. He himself was an accused in a domestic violence case registered on the basis of a complaint filed by his wife in Rajasthan, police said.