Jammu & Kashmir

Death of Kashmiri student: Family rejects Punjab Govt’s ‘suicide’ claim

Photo: Facebook/Umar Dev

‘We have learned that there was a fight between Umar and other boys in the University’

Budgam: The family members of the deceased Kashmiri student who was found hanging on the terrace of RIMT University, have outrightly rejected the claim of the Punjab Government that their kin committed suicide out of depression and the family is satisfied with the probe conducted by the police.

Umar Dev, a Radiology student from Chewdara Beerwah area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district was found dead at RIMT University of Punjab. His body was laid to rest at his native village on September 14.

The media in charge of Punjab Chief Minister Raveen Thukral in a series of Tweets claimed while quoting the Punjab Director General of Police that he was informed by DGP that Umar Dev was in depression and he left behind a suicide note.

He further said that his brother Shaukat, a Jammu Kashmir Police constable, has reached FGS while Postmortem being conducted and his family is satisfied with the investigations.

The brother Showkat Ahmed and cousin Altaf Ahmed said that although they are thankful and satisfied with the support they got from Jammu and Kashmir Police and Punjab Police but they want a thorough probe into the incident.

They said Umar was not suffering from any depression and post mortem report is still awaited.

“We have learned that there was a fight between Umar and other boys in the University and that incident is yet to be investigated,” they said.

The family made a fervent appeal to Jammu Kashmir and Punjab Government to take the matter seriously and investigate the matter thoroughly. (KNT)


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