The exact reason behind his suicide is not known but according to police reports, family disputes might be the reason. The police reported that Pandey came to his sister-in-law’s house in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh in an inebriated state and opposed the marriage of his niece since he had reservations against the groom.
After a heated debate, Pandey who was carrying a gun, first fired into the air and later shot himself in the chest. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors pronounced him brought dead.
Pandey had reportedly brought up his niece and was very protective of her. He got upset over her proposed marriage as he was not informed and consulted.
Besides Crime Patrol, Kamlesh Pandey had acted in some other noted serials too.