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Top Indian police officer – DG Prisons killed in occupied Kashmir amid Indian Home Minister Amit Shah’s visit to IIOJK:

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Altaf Hamid Rao

MIRPUR (Parliament Times):  Unidentified armed man strangulated a senior Indian police officer Hamant K Lohia, Director General of Prisons to death by slitting his neck in strife-torn Indian Illegally occupied State of Jammu & Kashmir  Monday night amid Indian Home Minister  Amit Shah’s ongoing whirl wind visit to the IIOJK, says a report reaching here on Tuesday from across the line of Control.

“Who was Hemant K Lohia, IPS officer found murdered in Indian occupied  Jammu-Kashmir and who killed him and why ?”, these are the questions which have spread a great panic among the Indian occupational forces including the Indian police, deployed in the  Indian illegally occupied part of the internationally-acknowledged disputed Himalayan State”, our Special AJK Correspondent Altaf Hamid Rao said quoting reports reaching from across the LoC.

“The killer strangled HK Lohia to death and then slit his throat”, the report said quoting DNA Web Team as saying

“Hemant K Lohia, India’s one of the senior-most IPS officers, was found dead in his official residence on Monday night in Srinagar. The police said the guards stationed outside his house saw smoke emanating from one of the rooms after which they broke open the door and found his body on fire. He was later declared dead”, the report said.

The report continued quoting the occupying Indian police as saying “he was strangled before his neck was slit by a broken ketchup bottle. He was also set on fire”, the door of the room was locked from the inside”, it added.

  • Who was Hemant K Lohia?

Hemant K Lohia was a 1992-batch IPS officer. He was Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General of Prisons. He was 57 years old.

HK Lohia was promoted and appointed as Director General of prisons in the Indian occupied Jammu Kashmir State in August, according to the report.

He had had a three-decade-long notorious career. He took part in various operations against Kashmiris ongoing struggle for freedom before he was appointed as DG of the prison, the report revealed.

Lohia was born on 17 January 1965. His father’s name was Shyam Sundar Lohia.

He had also been the commandant of SDRF.

The police suspect that Jasir, his domestic helper, is involved in the murder. He is absconding.

The police said after preliminary examination that Lohia had been applying some kind of oil on his swollen foot before he was attacked.

The killer strangled Lohia to death and then slit his throat with a broken bottle and then set the body on fire.

The police are searching for the man, a resident of Ramban.

“The investigation process has begun. senior officers are on the spot,” the report said.

 

The report continued that though it isn’t clear why he was murdered, the police haven’t ruled out the Kashmiri freedom fighters. TRF, (The Resistance Force) an alleged  group of highly educated Kashmiris youths, has allegedly taken responsibility for the alleged murder on social media. The occupying Indian police force haven’t yet confirmed their involvement.

Kashmiri freedom fighters have allegedly been attacking the Indian occupying forces personnel in the turbulent valley over the last few years.

 

So far, the police haven’t spoken about the link between Jasir with any Kashmiri freedom fighters  groups, the report concluded.

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