Former CBI Director Ashwini Kumar committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence in Simla today. This information was given by Shimla Superintendent of Police Mohit Chawla. Although the motive behind the suicide is yet to be ascertained, Ashwini Kumar is said to have been suffering from depression for the past few days.
From 2008 to 2010, Ashwini Kumar served as the Director of CBI. During his tenure, he had investigated several important incidents in the country, including the Aarushi Talwar massacre. He had planned to file a chargesheet against Talwar’s servant in the Aarushi case, but was prevented from doing so. The case was then removed from them and handed over to another team.