Jammu-Kashmir DG Jail Hemant Lohia murdered, police suspect servant, attempt to burn dead body

Publish Date: 04 Oct, 2022 |
 

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (Prisons) HK Lohia's body was found late on Monday night at his friend's house in Udaywala under suspicious circumstances. According to preliminary investigation, Lohia's throat was slit with a sharp weapon. At the same time, an attempt has also been made to burn the dead body. Since the incident, the suspect of murder is being raised on the housekeeper who is absconding. The police continued to investigate till the night. Meanwhile, late at night, Lohia's body was shifted to the Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital in Jammu.

PAFF takes responsibility

After the murder, the release of an organization named People's Anti-Fascist Front (PAFF) has come to the fore on Tuesday morning. It is said in it that we can hit such high-profile targets anytime and anywhere. This is our small gift to the Home Minister who is visiting Jammu and Kashmir. Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in Jammu and Kashmir on a three-day visit.

The house where the murder took place belongs to Sanjeev Khajuria, an old friend of DG Jail Lohia. There were family ties between the two. Lohia had come here with his official security. Lohia was resting after dinner. During this time there were two servants in the house. One Mohinder and the other Yasir. Lohia had asked Yasir to massage his feet. Meanwhile, Mohinder heard Lohia's scream. When he went, the room was on fire.

Search operation launched

Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh termed it a very unfortunate incident and said that a search operation has been launched to nab his domestic help, identified as Jaseer. At present, the servant is absconding. Giving information, Singh said that the suspect also tried to set the body of 57-year-old Lohia on fire. Let us inform you that in August, Lohia was appointed as the Director General of Prisons in the Union Territory.

 

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