SHILLONG, Jan 27 � A Meghalaya Police officer, who had reportedly detained 32 coal-laden trucks plying illegally, was mysteriously found dead in his quarter, which the police now claims is a suicide case.
PJ Marbaniang, a sub inspector posted at Patharkhmah, Ri-Bhoi district, was found shot on the head at his official quarter on Saturday at about 9 pm. His service weapon, a 9 mm pistol, was found �under his belly� by his colleagues who rushed to his quarter on hearing the gunshot.
The police officer was rushed from Patharkhmah to Guwahati�s GNRC hospital, but was reported brought dead on Sunday morning.
�The doctor, who conducted the post-mortem in Nongpoh (Ri-Bhoi district), believes it to be a suicide case. Moreover, nobody saw anyone running away when they heard the gunshot,� Superintendent of Police, Ri-Bhoi district CVS Reddy said.