Investigations in shootout case confirmed Doctor Committed Suicide After Shooting His Doctor-Friend

Investigations in the sensational city doctors’ shootout episode seem to have so far amply established that Surgeon Dr.P. Shashi Kumar, who allegedly opened fire with his revolver on another doctor in Himayathnagar, had committed suicide in a farm house on the outskirts of city.
It might be recalled here that Shahsi Kumar had fired at R. Uday Kumar, his business partner who is also a doctor, in Himayathnagar on Monday afternoon over some financial dispute. While Uday Kumar was admitted to Appollo Hospital with a bullet injury, Shahi Kumar disappeared from the scene.
Even as the police launched a manhunt for Shahi Kumar, information reached that the fugitive doctor had taken shelter in the farm house of a family friend in Moinababd area of RR District on the outskirts of the city. The police who had reached the spot in the wee hours found the body of Shahsi kumar in a pool of blood. A suicide note was also found in which he had asserted that he had not shot Uday Kumar and that another doctor Sai Kumar had snatched his revolver and shot Udau Kumar.
In the suicide note, Shahsi Kumar also named five persons including that of Uday Kymar, Sai Kumar and three others for allegedly cheating him to the tune of over Rs. One crore. The police recovered from the spot a revolver with which Shahsi Kumar had shot himself.
Even as preliminary investigations pointed out that Shahsi Kumar had committed suicide, the deceased doctor’s wife alleged that her husband was murdered. The police who recovered some pellets still imbedded in Udaya Kumar, who is undergoing treatment, and also the revolver found at the farm house and other material evidence, has sent the same to the Forensic Science Laboratory.
Investigating officers revealed that inquiries so far and other material gathered have amply proved that Shashi Kumar had fired at Uday Kumar with his revolver and later committed suicide in the farm house. The doctor seemed to have resorted to the extreme step of taking his own life as he was scared that Uday Kymar might have been killed by him in the shootout, not knowing that he was only injured and was admitted to the hospital.
The police also found that two bullets were fired from the revolver found near the body of Shashi Kumar. It was surmised that one bullet was fired at Uday Kumar and the other was used on himself by Shahsi Kumar. However, the police are waiting for the ballastics report from the Forensic Science Laboratory. (NSS)