Police officers taking their own lives has followed quite a trend in Mauritius. The police officer who had been posted to ensure security at the residence of the ex-president of the country, Cassam Uteem, has been found dead today morning at Mare-Gravier, Beau-Bassin, just outside Cassam Uteem’s house.
The corpse lying in blood was discovered by another police officer who was supposed to guard the residence in the morning shift. It has been speculated that the dead officer committed suicide by shooting himself in the head. Cassam Uteem has been greatly perturbed by the sad event. He had not even heard the sound of a shot though.
Nothing has been said yet as to the possible reasons as to why the officer committed suicide. An investigation is currently going on to look into the matter.