Six-member SIT constituted
State Times NewsJAMMU: Making the investigations into the mysterious death of 2004 batch KAS officer Sushil Attri more complicated, the girl, who reportedly visited the Ansal Grace Apartments near Sainik Colony here to meet him, had identified herself as Jyoti Attri, wife of Sushil Attri in the register at the Guard Room. The visiting girl did so to hide her identity while the guard on duty described the girl as slim and tall. “She had covered her head and face with Duppata. She returned within three to four minutes, screaming and shouting ‘he is dead…he is dead… “, the security guard on duty said, adding “The girl kept both hands on head, started her scooty and left the place.” Police has seized the entry register and also taken into possession the CCTV footage.
Family demands CBI probe JAMMU: The family members and relatives of Sushil Kumar Attri on Wednesday alleged conspiracy into his death and sought the case to be transferred to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).After performing last rites, the relatives and friends of the officer staged protests and blocked the Jammu-Pathankot National Highway. “Why police is not showing us the CCTV footage,” the family asked while protesting near Shastri Nagar Cremation Ground. Senior police officers reached the spot and defused the situation by assuring fair investigation into the case.
Today, Sushil’s post-mortem was conducted, the report of which is awaited. DIG Jammu-Kathua Range, Surjit Kumar said, “The post-mortem has been conducted and we are waiting for the report.” Under orders of Deputy Commissioner Jammu, a Board of Doctors (BoD) was constituted at GMC Hospital Jammu to conduct postmortem. The Board comprised of Dr Vishali Kotwal, Associate Professor, Medicine, Dr Shivani Mehta, Lecturer, Forensic Medicine, Dr Bharti Thaker, Lecturer Pathology and Dr Talib Hussain, Lecturer, Surgery. Preliminary report suggested that Sushil Attri died of hanging. However, police is waiting for the final report. Meanwhile, SSP Jammu Tejinder Singh has constituted a six -member Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the case. Headed by SP South Vinay Kumar, the SIT comprises SDPO East Dy SP Ravinder Singh Rahi, Dy SP Special Branch, Zahid Wani, Inspector Ravi Singh Parihar, Inspector Mohammad Aslam and Sub Inspector Deepak Thakur. Official sources said that the team will submit its report as soon as possible.
The 2004 batch KAS officer, Sushil Attri was found hanging in the flat number 303, Daffodil Block in Ansal Flats at Sainik Colony yesterday afternoon. Reportedly, he had called up his girl friend to the flat, who declined. However, upon his reported threat of committing suicide in case she did not come, the girl visited the flat and came out crying probably after seeing Sushil Attri hanging. By the time the neighbours assembled, she managed to flee from the spot.
During initial investigations, police suspected it a case of suicide and started inquest proceedings.
Meanwhile, the KAS Officer’s Association has expressed grief and shock over the demise of Sushil Kumar Attri, KAS Officer of 2004 batch, who was posted as Deputy Director ICDS Jammu. In a condolence meeting convened by President Tasaduq Hussain Mir on Wednesday in Civil Secretariat, the office bearers of the Association and various other officers present expressed shock over the tragic demise of their colleague. The officers prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul and forbearance to the bereaved family at this hour of grief. Among other officers, the condolence meeting was attended by Zubair Ahmed Secretary Culture and Technical Education. His colleagues and batchmates described Sushil Attri as an energetic and lively Officer, with great administrative acumen. They believe that his demise is an irreparable loss to the entire KAS fraternity.
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