Himanshu Roy's Family Issues Statement on His Demise: Read Here
Roy, who was last posted as Additional Director General of Police (Housing), was on an extended leave since the past six months | File Image | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, May 12: Former Maharashtra ATS chief, also referred to as the 'supercop' of Mumbai Police, passed away on Friday. His family issued a statement today thanking the thousands of his supporters and well-wishers who extended condolence to the bereaved kin.

The deceased's family, while accepting the warm gesture shown by people on Roy's shock demise, also appealed the late police officer's supporters to respect their privacy.

Here is the statement issued by Himanshu Roy's family:

Roy, Additional Director General of Police (Establishment), allegedly shot himself with a licensed revolver at his Nariman Point home at 12.40 pm and was rushed to Bombay Hospital where he was declared dead at 1.40 pm, an official said.

Mumbai police, citing his suicide note, said the 1988-batch Indian Police Service officer took the extreme step out of "frustration" due to his prolonged battle with cancer.

"Roy was on medical leave for the last two years as he had cancer and the suicide note, in his own handwriting, makes it clear that he ended his life out of frustration due to this illness," a police statement said.

(With agency inputs)