Srinagar, Oct 4: In a major manhunt launched by J&K police throughout the night, the accused involved in Murder case of J&K Director General of Police (Prisons) Hemant Kumar Lohia has been apprehended, police said on Tuesday.
The police said that the Interrogation of the accused has been started. The 57-year-old Lohia, a 1992 batch IPS officer, was found dead with his throat slit at his Udaiwala residence on the outskirts of Jammu.
He was posted as the DGP (Prisons) in August. The ADGP said the first examination of the scene of crime reveals this as a suspected murder case.
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh described it as an “extremely unfortunate” incident. Lohia’s domestic help, Jasir, reportedly first suffocated him to death, then slit his throat with a broken ketchup bottle, and later attempted to set the body ablaze.(KNS)