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Friday, 1 July 2016
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Chennai: The Madras High Court today ordered a CBI probe into the alleged suicide of Tiruchengode DSP R Vishnupriya.

The court passed an order in this regard when a petition filed by the police officer's father Ravi came up for hearing.

On 18 August last year, Vishnupriya was found hanging from the ceiling of her official residence.

Following an uproar over her sudden suicide note and allegations that harassment by police higher-ups had cost her life, the State government ordered a CB-CID probe into the death of the woman police officer.

Earlier this year, refusing to stop the CB-CID from conducting investigations into the suicide of Vishnupriya, the Madras High Court said it would monitor the probe and ordered notice to authorities and police.

Justice P N Prakash, before whom a writ petition by M Ravi, father of the DSP, seeking a CBI investigation, came up for hearing, said the investigation done by CB-CID, which was an elite force, would be affected at this stage if halting / transferring the investigation was effected.

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