A.Shankar founder and CEO of Shankar IAS Academy a civil services coaching centre in Chennai, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his house at night on Thursday night. He was 45.
Police said Shankaran committed suicide after a fight with his wife Vaishnavi. The couple had had some issues for the last few months, police said .
After a fight with his wife on Thursday night, Shankaran went into his room after midnight and locked himself in it. Since repeated knocks did not elicit any response, his relatives broke open the door and found him hanging from the ceiling. He used a bedsheet to hang himself.
His relatives took him to a private hospital in Mylapore where he was declared brought dead. The body was sent to the Government Royapettah Hospital for postmortem. Now his body is in Krishnagiri the place where he born. Police said Shankaran had not left behind any suicide note. He is survived by wife and two daughters. Shankaran, a native of Krishnagiri, started Academy in Anna Nagar in 2004. “He was a knowledgeable person. He is a motivator to lot of civil service aspirants,” said Vaishnavi, an IAS aspirant.