While the police are clamining that he committed suicide, his cousin Sridhar K said, "Murugan was a bold and straightforward man and had no reason to commit suicide."
The body of Murugan was spotted by his neighbours at 1:30 am. Police sources said his wife Sangita had recently come to stay with him. The officer ended his life when she went out of the house for a brief period after a fight.
A chair was found below the tree from which the body was hanging. "Primarily, it seems family problems may be the reason for the suicide," said R P Mina, chief of police, Daman.