Staff Reporter

NEW DELHI: A Meghalaya Police constable, who was part of the Indian Reserve Battalion unit posted at the Lampur detention centre when three Pakistan nationals awaiting deportation escaped earlier this month, allegedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances in Vikaspuri here on Tuesday night. No suicide note has been found, the police said on Wednesday.

Colleagues of Constable Kurson Sangma (32) found him hanging from an iron pipe near the mess of the Vikaspuri police lines around 6-15 a.m.Enquiries by the police revealed that Constable Sangma, a resident of Garo Hills in Meghalaya, had been attached to the IRB battalion camping in Delhi for the past one year. He was part of the team posted at the Lampur centre headed by Sub-Inspector D. M. Singh, from whose custody the Pakistan nationals had allegedly escaped while being taken back to the centre from a hospital on January 1.

“All the security personnel then posted at the centre, including Sangma, were questioned in connection with the escape. It was routine questioning. We, however, did not take his statement as he had no role to play,” said a police officer.

After a Central Reserve Police Force team replaced the IRB unit at the Lampur centre, Constable Sangma was posted on guard duty at the unit’s arms repository in the police lines.The local police have initiated inquest proceedings to ascertain what forced the constable to take the extreme step. His brother, who is also with the Meghalaya Police, has come to the Capital to receive the body, the police said.