Mys­tery shrouds death of cop found dead out­side po­lice sta­tion

Millennium Post - - CITY -

NEW DELHI: Mys­tery sur­rounds the death of a head con­sta­ble, who was found shot dead near the gate of Vi­jay Vi­har po­lice sta­tion of Ro­hini District. Fam­ily mem­bers of the de­ceased cop Ra­jesh al­leged foul play, af­ter which po­lice reg­is­tered a case of mur­der and trans­ferred the case to Crime Branch of Delhi Po­lice.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, the in­ci­dent was re­ported on Wed­nes­day around 10.30 pm. The per­son­nel in the po­lice sta­tion were busy work­ing, when they sud­denly heard a gun­shot from near the sta­tion's gate.

Eye­wit­nesses said that they rushed to the spot to find Ra­jesh ly­ing on the ground in a pool of blood.

Speak­ing to me­dia per­sons, Deputy Com­mis­sioner of Po­lice (Ro­hini) Ri­shipal said, "Be­fore he was found dead, the de­ceased was talk­ing to an­other head con­sta­ble in the sta­tion's park­ing area. The gun­shot was heard by other staff sit­ting near the Duty of­fi­cer."

The DCP fur­ther said that keep­ing in mind the sus­pi­cious cir­cum­stances lead­ing to Ra­jesh's death, a case of mur­der un­der Sec­tion 302 of the In­dian Pe­nal Code has been reg­is­tered, and the in­ves­ti­ga­tion has been handed over to Crime Branch.

Po­lice said that as per pre- lim­i­nary ev­i­dence, in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieved it to be case of sui­cide. How­ever, Ra­jesh's fam­ily mem­bers in­sisted on some foul play be­hind the in­ci­dent.

"The fam­ily mem­bers have al­leged mur­der, which is why a mur­der case has been reg­is­tered," said a po­lice of­fi­cial.

To get more clar­ity in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion, a board of doc­tors has been in­sti­tuted to con­duct post-mortem. Po­lice also roped in spe­cialised teams from the Foren­sic Science Lab­o­ra­tory, which were called to the spot to find rel­e­vant clues.

Sev­eral in­ci­dents of po­lice­men com­mit­ting sui­cide or be­ing found dead un­der mys­te­ri­ous cir­cum­stances have been re­ported this year.

Last Fri­day, a po­lice­man in Delhi, posted with the 2nd Bat­tal­ion, al­legedly com­mit­ted sui­cide by shoot­ing him­self with his ser­vice pis­tol in­side his car in North West Delhi.

On Au­gust 27, a Delhi Po­lice head con­sta­ble had shot him­self dead in the Delhi Can­ton­ment area. A sui­cide note was re­cov­ered from him, which claimed fa­mil­ial dis­cord for him tak­ing the ex­treme step.

The de­ceased was iden­ti­fied as Pramod Ku­mar, who lived with his wife and two chil­dren in Gopal Na­gar area of Na­jaf­garh.

In an­other in­ci­dent, the Sta­tion House Of­fi­cer of Jait­pur po­lice sta­tion and an as­sis­tant sub-in­spec­tor were trans­ferred to District Lines, fol­low­ing al­le­ga­tions of ha­rass­ment by a cop from the same po­lice sta­tion who com­mit­ted sui­cide.

The de­ceased, as­sis­tant sub­In­spec­tor Deven­der, had shot him­self dead with his ser­vice re­volver near Ya­muna bank, leav­ing be­hind a sui­cide note at his home ac­cus­ing the ASI Sun­der Lal and the SHO Ram Ni­was of ha­rass­ing him.

On Wed­nes­day night, head con­sta­ble Ra­jesh was found shot dead near the gate of Vi­jay Vi­har po­lice sta­tion

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