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J&K DG Prisons Murdered At Home; Key Suspect Arrested


Jammu and Kashmir police have arrested the key suspect in DGP Prisons Hemant Lohia murder case.

“In a major manhunt launched by J&K police throughout the night, the accused involved in murder case of Shri Hemant Lohia has been apprehended. Interrogation of the accused has started,” Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted.

Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Prisons Hemant Lohia was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his residence in Jammu’s Udeyawala area, with his throat slit late on Monday night.

The incident took place at around 11.45 pm.

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Director General of Police Dilbag Singh described it as an “extremely unfortunate” incident and said a manhunt had been launched to nab his domestic help identified as ‘Yasir’, who is absconding.

In a series of tweets, Jammu and Kashmir Police said “First Examination of the scene of crime reveals this as a suspected murder case” and had launched a manhunt to arrest his domestic help.

“The domestic help with the officer is absconding. A search for him has started,” J&K Police tweeted.

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