Jammu & Kashmir

JK DG Prison’s murder: Accused domestic helper arrested

Srinagar Jail [FPK File Photo/ Vikar Syed]

Interrogation of accused has been started: ADGP Jammu

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir police on Tuesday said that the accused domestic servant involved in the murder of DG Prisons H K Lohia has been arrested and his interrogation has been started.

“In a major manhunt launched by the J&K police throughout the night, the accused involved in the murder case of (DG Prisons) H K Lohia has been apprehended. Interrogation of the accused has been started,” ADGP Jammu, Mukesh Singh, tweeted.

Earlier, J&K Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh stated that for a time being police rules out the militancy angle into the murder of DG Prisons H K Lohia while investigations will cover all angles.

“The accused has been aggressive in nature. DG Prisons had a foot injury and the domestic help while trying to massage the foot attacked him with sharp edged weapon and later tried to set his body ablaze,” J&K DGP told reporters after visiting slain DG Prison’s residence in Jammu, as per KNO.

He said that the accused locked the main door while family members tried hard to save DG Prisons. “It seems that DG Prisons succumbed to injuries caused to him,” he said.

The DGP said that photographs of the murderer have been circulated in the media and a hunt has been launched him to track him down. Chief Secretary of J&K A K Mehta also visited residence of DG Prisons.

Earlier, Jammu and Kashmir police had said that the domestic help was involved in the murder of Director General Prisons H K Lohia and the accused is on the run. Police also said that so far there is no apparent militant act while a thorough probe to cover all angles was on.

A statement issued by the ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh earlier said that in the initial investigation into the incident of death of DG Prisons, HK Lohia, it has come to fore that one domestic helper Yasir Ahmead resident of Ramban is the main accused.

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