ADC to hold probe, Board conducts post-mortem

Monday, January 17, 2011

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 16: A youth,
arrested in connection with a
series of theft cases, died in
police custody at
Janipura police station
last night under mysterious
circumstances as his
body didn’t have any
marks of external
His post-mortem was
conducted by a Board of
Doctors on the direction of
the Deputy Commissioner
Jammu on request of
police. SHO Janipura Sub
Inspector Jaipal Sharma
has been attached to
District Police Lines
(DPL) while a magisterial
inquiry has been ordered
into the death.
People in native village
of the youth at Bajwal
in Raipur Satwari held a
massive demonstration to
protest the killing after
which the authorities
announced recruitment of
the victim’s wife as a Special
Police Officer (SPO).
The 30-year-old youth identified
as Vijay Kumar son of
Milkhi Ram, a resident of
Raipur Satwari was arrested by a
team of Janipura police station
from Katra last night. Police said
he was wanted in several thefts
and was also facing trial in some
of the cases.
Police claimed that as soon
as they caught the thief, he consumed
a number of intoxicant
capsules some of which were
snatched by the cops.
Still, he managed to take
nearly a dozen capsules.
He was, however, shifted
to police lock-up and
lodged there. He was
given food in the lock-up.
At about 1.30 am, he
complained of pain in the
stomach and turned
unconscious. He was
rushed to the Government
Medical College (GMC)
hospital where he was
declared as brought dead.
In the morning, police
authorities approached
Deputy Commissioner,
Jammu Sanjeev Verma
for setting up a Board of
Doctors to conduct postmortem
of the deceased
and hold a magisterial
inquiry into the death.
The Board comprising
Dr Subash Bhardwaj


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