Written byGogona Saikia
He was rushed to a hospital, but succumbed to his injuries.
He was reportedly suffering from cancer. However, the cause of his suicide isn't known yet. He had gone on a long leave on medical grounds.
Roy was involved in several high-profile cases, including the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case.
Roy, a former student of Campion and St Xavier's College, Mumbai, was the son of a doctor, and took up medicine after 12th, before leaving it for CA.
But he eventually appeared the IPS exam and joined the force.
His first posting came in 1991, when he was deployed in Malegaon. The region was then tense in the aftermath of the Babri Masjid demolition.
Roy's career graph was phenomenal. He became the youngest SP of Nasik (Rural) in 1995, before being posted to other departments including DCP Economic Offences Wing and DCP Traffic.
In 2009, he became the Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner. During his term, he led probes into the IPL-betting scam, which led to Vindu Dara Singh's arrest, and the multiple-murders of Laila Khan and her relatives.
After this came Roy's stint with the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS), during which he supervised the arrest of software engineer Anees Ansari for allegedly planning a bomb blast at the American School at Bandra Kurla Complex.
Roy is also credited with setting up Mumbai's first cyber crime cell, establishing a cell for crimes against women, and devising anti-dacoity measures for rural Maharashtra.
The last two reshuffles of the Mumbai Police's top deck led Roy to a sideposting as the Additional Director General of Police (Housing). Reports claim he still had at least six years of service left.
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