DG Prison’s murder: No militancy angle yet, domestic help main accused

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Jammu and Kashmir police Tuesday said that domestic help was involved in the murder of Director General Prisons H K Lohia and the accused on the run.

Police also said that “so far there is no apparent terror act while a thorough probe to cover all angles was on”.

A statement issued by the ADGP Jammu Mukesh Singh to a local news agency, Kashmir News Observer (KNO), 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 Ahmad resident of Ramban is the main accused.

“Some CCTV footages collected from the incident site also shows the suspected accused running away after commission of this crime,” the statement said, adding that Yasir was working in the house for nearly six months.

“Initial investigation reveals that he was quite aggressive in his behaviour and was also under depression as per sources,” the statement said. “So far no terror act is apparent as per Initial investigation but thorough probe is on to rule out any possibility. The weapon of offence has been seized besides some documentary evidence reflecting his mental state.”

Police have also released the photographs of the accused stating that anyone who gets any information of him or he is seen anywhere, the information must be shared with the police.

On Monday late night, DG Prisons was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his Jammu residence.

The domestic help was found absconding.

Born in 1965, Lohia was a 1992-IPS Officer. He was appointed as DG Prisons in August 2022. (KNO)

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