A 37-year-old Grade-I constable committed suicide at police quarters in New Washermenpet late on Wednesday night. The deceased, Ramu, who joined the police department in 2003 had been posted at the Royapuram police station as a constable.
After she raised an alarm, police personnel living next to them rushed to his rescue and removed Ramu from the noose. But he had already died.
On information, the Tiruvottiyur police retrieved his body and sent it to Government Stanley Hospital for post-mortem examination. A case has been registered and preliminary inquiries revealed the couple often fought over differences.
Ramu is suspected to have resorted to the extreme step under the influence of alcohol. The couple has two daughters aged seven and one. Further investigation is on.