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Former SSP Srikanth dead

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B. Srikanth
B. Srikanth

B. Srikanth (49), former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), who was conferred IPS by the Union government recently, died in the Andaman and Nicobar islands on Wednesday following a massive cardiac arrest.

Mr. Srikanth, who was a veterinary doctor before joining the Police Department here in 1990, was transferred to the Andaman and Niicobar Islands in May 2012. He had served as Senior Superintendent of Police, Superintendent of Police, North, South, Special Branch and others. He had also served in Karaikal as SSP.

An avid writer and speaker, Mr. Srikanth has written few books including “Marathal Thagumo,” which is a compilation of series written by him for a Tamil magazine.

It revolves around real stories of unsung heroes and personalities, who laid down their lives at a very young age for a cause. He was also a good tennis player.

The body will be brought to Chennai on Thursday and from there to his residence at Navarkulam in Puducherry.

The cremation is likely to take place at Karuvadikuppam. He is survived by his wife and a son.

Union Minister V. Narayanasamy, Deputy Inspector-General of Police I.D. Shukla and a large number of police personnel visited his house to offer condolence.

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