A constable from the Protection Branch of the Mumbai Police committed suicide on Wednesday morning after killing a woman with whom he was reportedly having an affair.

Reports said that on Tuesday night Sudhir Ankush Rane, 40, went to the house of Sarvari Parwez Khan, a divorcee with three sons, in Tardeo. At 5.30 a.m., Rane shot her with his service revolver.

He then left her flat and went to a building in the nearby Haji Ali Government colony, which has a special rest room for police personnel. At 6 a.m., in the presence of police constable Yogesh Ghadigaonkar, he shot himself.

It seems both Rane’s and Sarvari’s families knew about their affair and tensions arising out of it may have led to the incident.