Lakshmikanta Roy Chowdhury posted at Security Control Office of Kolkata Police was admitted to SSKM Trauma Care Centre as doctors struggled to get the bullet out of his spine. His condition remained extremely critical till late into Saturday. Police said Roy Chowdhury had reported to duty at the hospital around 9am with his team of HRFS on law and order maintenance responsibility. He reportedly asked his colleagues to remain at their designated zones and went inside the under-construction neurosurgery building behind the Woodburn Block.
Minutes later, people nearby heard a gunshot and as they ran inside the building, they found the officer slumped on the ground with blood spatters all over and his service revolver lying beside him. Police said Roy’s first wife had died and he had remarried recently but he was possibly suffering from depression due to personal issues. A senior officer said they had started an enquiry to find out the reason behind him taking the step.