Kanpur: An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Surendra Das, posted as a Superintendent of Police in Kanpur city, consumed poison on Wednesday. His condition is said to be "very critical".
"We got information around 4 in the morning today. His health deteriorated suddenly. Medical reports awaited. He was tensed since last few days due to various family matters," SSP Sanjiv Suman told ANI.
Doctors at a city hospital told IANS that Das had been put on ventilator for respiratory support and that the next 48 hours would prove to be very critical for the officer's recovery.
A 2014 batch officer, Das attempted suicide at his official residence and was rushed to the hospital by his staff.
His parents live in Lucknow and have since rushed to Kanpur to be with Das.
The officer hails from Ballia in Uttar Pradesh and his wife is a doctor.
Informed sources say the officer may have taken the extreme step due to marital discord. Das, a B.Tech, is known as a good officer in police circles.