Srinagar,August 29,2014(CNS);-Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo today made a statement in the House regarding the death of a youth in Khour.
The Minister informed that one Harbans Lal @ Panchi Ram son of Buti Ram resident of Kalrian Garota, tehsil and district Jammu who was found involved in a crime case died in the intervening night of 26th and 27th August, 2014 while being shifted from Khour to Government Medical College, Jammu by the Khour Police.
The Minister informed that an FIR was registered in Police Station, Khour against the deceased on account of his alleged involvement in the murder of one Joginder Kumar s/o Chattu Ram resident of Camp Khour on 26th August, 2014 and he was under the Police custody. The accused complained of chest pain and he was immediately shifted to Pallanwala hospital for immediate treatment from where he was shifted to GMC, Jammu. However, while on way to GMC, Jammu from Khour he breathed his last.
In order to ascertain the cause of death of the deceased, the District Magistrate, Jammu has already ordered a magisterial enquiry and postmortem of the dead body has been conducted by a Medical Board constituted by the District Magistrate, Jammu. In the meantime, taking a serious note of the incident and to ensure free and fair enquiry, the SHO Khour Police Station, besides 2 constables have been placed under suspension, pending enquiry in accordance with the Police Rules. The departmental enquiry has been entrusted to SP, South, Jammu, said the Minister.