Madikeri, DHNS: The Criminal Investigation Department (CID), which has filed a B-report in the case of abetment to suicide of DySP M K Ganapathi (in pic), has given a detailed analysis of the mental status of the officer preceding the days of his death.
Sources said that according to the report before the JMFC court here, Ganapathi was suffering from ‘mild atrophy cortical,’ actually diagnosed in old age, that eventually leads to depression. According to psychiatrist Dr Smriti attached to A J Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre in?Mangaluru, who has recorded her statement before the CID, Ganapathi had been diagonsed with insomnia, reclusiveness, memory loss, disinterest in work and anger due to the ageing of the brain.
Ganapathi had also availed treatment at Dr Sandeep Pandey’s Sanjeevini Clinic at Malleswaram, Bengaluru. It was diagnosed that he was suffering from both mental and physical ailments and was under pressure. He was referred to Nimhans, Bengaluru, for further treatment.
The report goes into the role of Ganapathi during the church attack in Mangaluru in 2008 and during the encounter of rowdysheeter Prashanth at Yeshwantpur, Bengaluru in 2010. There were no signs of dereliction of duty in these cases, the report confirms.
According to Ganapathi’s wife K K Pavana, her husband had shouted at her when she wanted to take him to the hospital. “Are you people trying to portray me as mentally ill?,” Ganapathi had said.
Quoting Pavana, the report says, “Ganapathi was disturbed after the suicide of DySP (Chikkamagaluru sub-division)?Kallappa Handibag. He was also discussing the action taken by the higher-ups against him (Ganapathi) over dereliction of duty.” Ganapathi’s brother M K Thammaiah, also a DySP, has blamed the incompatibility in the family, coupled with mental pressure, for his brother’s death.
M K Machaiah, another brother of Ganapathi, says people named by his brother - K J George (the then Bengaluru development minister, who was earlier holding the Home portfolio),IPS officers A M Prasad and Pronab Mohanty may have forced him to take the extreme step. Though there were differences of opinion among the couple (Ganapathi and his wife), they were not that impelling to drive him to suicide, Machaiah said.
Taking all these into cognisance, the CID in its B-report has concluded that there are no evidences to prove it to be a case of abetment to suicide, registered under section 306 of the IPC against the trio.
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