Belagavi: Chikkamagaluru deputy superintendent of police on Tuesday committed suicide at Muragodu village of Belagavi after he was suspended over involvement in a kidnapping case.

Kalappa Handibag who was accused of kidnapping a man and taking a ransom of Rs 10 lakh hanged himself. He was rushed to Belagavi hospital where he died.

Reports said the deputy SP had staged the abduction of a person who had earlier been arrested for being involved in gambling and later released on bail.

It was known that Kallappa was absconding since the news of his involvement in kidnapping and taking ransom surfaced.