Constable Nick Kursley Elisa, 33, who shot himself in the head with his service weapon on Friday, March 24, died on Monday evening, March 27. The autopsy performed on his body by Dr. Maxwell Monvoisin, Principal Police Medical Officer at the morgue of the Dr. A.G. Jeetoo Hospital in Port-Louis on Tuesday morning, March 28, attributed his death to a bullet wound to the head. His funeral is scheduled for this Thursday or Friday while awaiting the return of his sister to the country who is in Istanbul, Turkey.
This police officer who was married and father of a little girl was stationed at the National Land Transport Authority (NLTA) in Cassis and was performing armed service at the time of this tragedy. It is in the toilets on the first floor of this building that he tried to end his life on Friday, March 24. It is a security guard who was doing his rounds who made the discovery. Kursley Elisa was lying in a pool of blood.
After a request was received by the Metropolitan Police Operations Room, South Division, a team of officers from the Central Barracks Police Station responded to the scene. Constable Kursley Elisa, a nine-year veteran of the force, was attached to the Central Barracks Police Station. He was still breathing but not conscious.
An Emergency Medical Service ambulance was dispatched to the scene. After first aid was administered, he was transported to Dr. Jeetoo Hospital. His condition was critical and he was placed on artificial respiration. He was pronounced dead at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 27, by Dr. Ramdoor. Kursley Elisa, his colleagues say, was apparently an unremarkable man. What could have pushed this family man to the irreparable. An investigation initiated at the level of the police station of the Central Barracks and aiming to shed light on the exact circumstances and the motive of this tragedy.
The Webley and Scott revolver, other equipment and his personal effects were seized as evidence.