My life is 1%, dear death: The spooky diary of the accused in J&K DGP’s killing
New Delhi, Oct 04: The police have retrieved the personal diary of the man who allegedly killed the DGP in Jammu and Kashmir.
Dear death, come into my life the note says. I am sorry I am having a bad day, week, month, year, life says another.
DGP of Jammu and Kashmir Prisons Department Hemant Kumar Lohia was found dead at his residence in Jammu under mysterious circumstance on October 3.
The police suspect that it could be the domestic help who could have murdered the DGP. Lohia was staying at his friend's house along with his own family as his house was under renovation.
A diary which belongs to the accused Yasir Ahmed carries songs in Hindi titled "Bhula dena mujhe" ('Forget me'). It also has notes such as , I hate my life, life just is grief.
Another one has a chart that starts with a drawing of a phone battery labelled, 'my life is just 1 per cent.'
There is another note titled, 'life.' It reads, "Mai jasi life je raha hoon, mujhe us sa koi problem nahi hai... Problem is baat se hai, aagay hamara kaya hoga (I have no problem with the life I'm leading. The problem is with what might happen in the future')."
Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh said that the prime accused identified as Yasir Ahmed, was apprehended on Tuesday after a massive search was launched to nab him.
ADGP Mukesh Singh said interrogation of the accused is underway. "In a major manhunt launched by J&K police throughout the night, the accused involved in murder case of Hemant Lohia has been apprehended. Interrogation of the accused has started," Singh said in a statement.
The 23-year-old was working as a domestic help at the house where Lohia was residing.
Lohia a 57 year old 1992 IPS officer was found with his throat slit at his Udaiwala residence. He was posted as DGP Prisons in August. Burn injuries have also been found on his body.
"The body of Shri Hemant Lohia DG Prisons JK was found under suspicious circumstances. First examination of the scene of crime reveals this as a suspected murder case. The domestic help with the officer is absconding. A search for him has started. Forensic teams and crime teams are on the spot. The investigation process has begun. Senior officers are on the spot. J&K police family express grief and deep sorrow over the death of their senior officer," the ADGP.
Director General of Police Dilbag Singh told PTI that the preliminary investigation showed that the killer had first suffocated Lohia to death and then used a broken ketchup bottle to slit his throat. He also tried to set the officer ablaze.