Kashmir and Jammu Hemant Lohia, director general of prisons, was discovered dead with his throat cut late on Monday night at his home in Jammu’s Udeyawala under mysterious circumstances, according to a senior police officer. His domestic helper is believed to be the culprit, and a murder investigation has been opened. Around 11.45 p.m., the incident happened.
Initial investigation points to his domestic assistant, Jasir, who is missing, as being involved.
Mukesh Singh, a second director general of police, said: “The DG Prisons J&K’s deceased body was discovered in dubious circumstances. The initial investigation of the crime site indicates that this is likely a murder case. The officer’s housekeeper is running away. He is now the subject of a search “.
“There are crime and forensic teams on the scene. The investigation has started. Senior police officers are also present. In response to the passing of a senior officer, the J&K police family expresses their sorrow and mourning”, he added.
A manhunt has been started, according to a different senior police officer, to find Lohia’s domestic help. Lohia, 57, an IPS officer from the 1992 batch, is an Assamese national. In August, he received a promotion and was made the director general of prisons.
Dilbag Singh, the director general of police, called it a “very regrettable” affair.
According to reports, Jasir, Lohia’s domestic assistance, tried to set fire to the body after allegedly first suffocating the victim to death.
Amit Shah, the union home minister, is currently in Jammu & Kashmir at the time of the incident. On Monday, he first arrived.