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Assam Origin DGP (Prisons) of J&K Found Dead, Manhunt Launched

The DGP of Prisons Department of J&K, was found dead at a house in Jammu's Udaywala City

Assam Origin DGP (Prisons) of J&K Found Dead, Manhunt Launched

Sentinel Digital Desk

JAMMU AND KASHMIR: The Director General of Police (Prisons) of Jammu and Kashmir, Hemant Kumar Lohia was found dead at a house in Udaywala, a city in Jammu. His body was found on Monday late at night. The development sent the authorities in a circle of chaos.

Police is suspecting Lohia's domestic help as the culprit behind the crime. He has been untraceable. The police informed that they have launched a manhunt to nab him.

Lohia, 57, was a native of Assam. He was an IPS officer of the 1992 batch. In the month of August, he was posted as the DGP (Prisons) in August.

The first round of police examination of the crime scene indicates that this is a murder case. The deceased person's throat was slit and had burn injuries on the body.

Additional Director General of Police of Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said, "The domestic help with the officer is absconding. A search for him has started. " He further confirmed the arrival of forensic and crime teams on the spot.

The officer said, "The investigation process has begun. Senior officers are on spot."

However, reports did not make it clear if Lohia's body was found at his own house or it belonged to somebody else.

"The servant of the top officer is absconding. The body has been sent for medico-legal formalities. It apparently looks like a murder. It is not a terror-related incident," the police added further.

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