Mark probe to DSP-level officer in man’s ‘murder’,PCA tells IG

The order states that the victim and his wife had a disturbed married life.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: April 1, 2013 2:40:48 am

The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has asked the UT Police Inspector General (IG) to mark the inquiry in the case of an alleged murder to an official of the level of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) for a “fair and impartial conclusion”.

According to the order,Vijay Kumar,a resident of Maloya and a photographer by profession,had reportedly committed suicide by hanging himself at his residence on September 10 last year. However,Mithlesh Rani,Vijay’s mother,had alleged that his son was murdered by his wife Seema and had not committed suicide.

The order states that the victim and his wife had a disturbed married life. Vijay had also made a complaint against his wife Seema at the Maloya police post after the two had a fight. A day before Vijay had died,he had taken back his complaint stating that the couple had entered into a compromise. The couple have two sons from their marriage.

As per the order,Seema had tried to allegedly murder her children by strangulation. Also,Seema was present in the room when Vijay had allegedly hung himself from the ceiling. “It is quite hard to believe that she did not notice her husband hanging himself,nor did she hear any sound during the entire exercise while the deceased hanged himself in the 9X9 room,” reads the order.

During the PCA inquiry,the members found it strange that Seema had cut with a scissors the wire with which Vijay’s body was hanging. In addition to this,she brought the body down quietly and did not raise the alarm.

The cause of the death was said to be asphyxia due to hanging in the preliminary post-mortem reports. Viscera of the deceased was sent to Central Forensic Laboratory (CFSL) for a chemical analysis.

According to the post-mortem report,there were two abrasions on the body of the deceased. The PCA order states that the injuries on the body were ante-mortem in nature and the cause of the same remains unexplained. PCA apprehends that the victim suffered those injuries from someone before his death. “In the absence of any stranger at the house,the suspicion would surround her (wife of the deceased),” reads the order.

Seema had married Vijay in 2003. After the birth of Vijay’s second son,the couple had developed a strained relationship. Following circumstances which appear very vital,crucial and incriminating pointing prima facie towards abetment of suicide under Section 306 of the IPC,the PCA has asked the UT Police to mark the inquiry to an unbiased officer.

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