Lucknow: An IPS officer, who was in a critical condition after he consumed poison last week, died on Sunday. Surendra Das, 30, was a 2014 batch officer posted as SP in Kanpur. He had been admitted to a private hospital in Kanpur after he attempted suicide on the night of September 4. Dr Rajesh Agarwal, a senior doctor at the private hospital where the officer was undergoing medical treatment, said that he had suffered multiple organ failure. A team of doctors had arrived from Mumbai on Thursday for the treatment of the officer and had used an advanced medical setup called ECMO (Extra Corporeal Membrane Oxygenation) to remove poison from his blood. Police sources said that in his suicide note, the officer had said that he was taking the drastic step due to domestic issue. UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed condolences at the demise of the young officer.
Director General of Police (DGP), O.P. Singh, who had visited the hospital on Saturday, also expressed his condolences.