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UP: Former CMO found dead, suicide suspected

Press Trust of India 

A former Chief Medical Dr Kumar Srivastav, who was an accused in the alleged scam during the earlier regime, was found dead today in what the police believe to be a case of suicide, officials said.

Srivastav committed suicide by shooting himself from his licensed pistol at his residence in the Gorakhnath area here, a said.

Srivastav retired in 2010 and used to appear before the in every month and was lately depressed over the ongoing proceedings, his daughter-in- said.

He was to appear before the again on the 15th of this month and this was disturbing him, she said, adding that Srivastav, a former CMO at Kushinagar and Sitapur, retired from the post of in health services.

"Prima facie it appears that the retired CMO, Dr Kumar killed himself with his licensed pistol in his room. His body has been sent for post-mortem examination and the investigation is underway," SSP Satyarth Anirudh Pankaj said.

His family members told us that he was depressed due to the case, an at station said.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:25 IST