Nashik: A 28-year-old driver working for the police here allegedly committed suicide at his residence, an official said today. Deepak Dagadu Barhate, employed as a driver at the Sarkarwada police station in the city, was on night duty on Saturday after which he went home yesterday at around 9 am.

He allegedly hanged himself from the ceiling at a room in his house last evening, Sarkarwada police station in-charge Dr Sitaram Kolhe said. A family member, who noticed him hanging, rushed Barhate to the civil hospital where doctors declared him dead, he said. The body was handed over to the relatives after the post-mortem, Kolhe said. The police have started an investigation to ascertain the cause of the suicide. Barhate, who was married and has a daughter, hailed from Dhulgaon in Nashik’s Yeola taluka, police added.