Senior IAS official of maharashtra
allegedly committed suicide by hanging after firing two rounds from an airgun at his wife in the early hours of Friday in Maharashtra's
district, police said.
Vijaykumar Bhagwat Pawar
hanged himself after shooting at and injuring his wife Sonali in Marvade in
Indian Administrative Service
official was posted in the state's
Skill Development department
and had previously served as collector of Nandurbar district.
"Neighbours heard shouting and gun shots from the Pawar household following which they alerted police. The couple was rushed to hospital where doctors declared Pawar dead on arrival. Sonali Pawar has sustained bullet injuries and is undergoing treatment," the official said.
"We have recovered two empty rounds and one live
. A probe has been instituted to find out what caused the incident," he added.
the cases of drunk driving in Mumbai during Holi celebrations went up to 725 cases from the 375 cases filed in 2018. In all, Mumbai police and traffic police registered over 9,000 cases in total on Thursday, as per official data. The offences include riding triple seat, rash driving, speeding, driving without helmet and driving under the influence.
For Holi, the Mumbai police had deployed 8,500 policemen and 3,000 traffic cops to ensure the safety of citizens and handle any untoward incident. As per data issued by the police until 8 pm on Thursday, there were 725 drunk driving cases, 166 rash driving cases, 430 speeding cases, 789 triple seat cases, 4,730 riding without helmet cases, along with 3,827 other cases.
According to several civic hospitals, around 60 people were reportedly admitted on Friday for being heavily inebriated and having reactions to low-quality powders. A senior police officer said, "The traffic police has taken stringent action against those found violating traffic rules. Most of the cases have been of drunk driving, rash driving and riding without helmet