Satish Kumar Mathur, the DIG of Saharanpur Range said that he would kill or rather commit suicide if his sister ever ran away.
The comments came when Mathur was routinely inspecting police stations and met a man whose daughter had eloped.
"This is a matter of great shame," said Mathur, when the man presented his grief to the DIG.
"If anybody's sister or daughter flees away then he should commit suicide by getting drowned in water. If she was my sister, then I would have shot her dead or would kill myself," he said.