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Posted at: May 21, 2019, 7:22 AM; last updated: May 21, 2019, 7:22 AM (IST)

Cop found dead under mysterious circumstances

Cop found dead under mysterious circumstances
Sub-inspector Raj Kumar. Tribune photo

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New Delhi, May 20

A Delhi Police sub-inspector was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Vivek Vihar area, Shahdara, a police official said today.

The sub-inspector has been identified as 58-year-old Raj Kumar.

He was posted at the Delhi Police Control Room (PCR).

The incident took place last night when he had gone out for a walk after dinner, the official said.

"According to the victim's family, Rajkumar and his neighbour Bhuri, a notorious character in Vivek Vihar, had some dispute and a fight took place between them.

"According to people present on the spot, an argument took place between them over a video," Meghna Yadav, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shahdara), said.

Rajkumar was rushed to Max Hospital in Patparganj where he was declared brought dead.

"No injury mark has been found on Rajkumar's body and the post-mortem report will reveal the exact cause of death," the DCP added.

According to sources, the police are trying to find out the kind of video it was that caused fighting between the sub-inspector and his neighbour. As Bhuri is absconding, the police have rounded many bad characters of the area to question.

In a tweet, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "Extremely shocking murder of Delhi Police sub-Inspector in Vivek Vihar last night. Who takes responsibility for safety of Delhiites when even police is not safe? May God gives courage to the family of late Rajkumar ji (sic)."

Area extremely unsafe, says victim’s daughter

Raj Kumar's daughter said the Kasturba Nagar area is a "full of bootleggers" and extremely unsafe.

"My father had gone for a walk after dinner. He has a friend, who runs a clinic, in the same locality. Last night around 9 pm, he went to the clinic to talk to his friend when the incident took place," Kumar's 23-year-old daughter Vaishali said.

Kumar and the accused entered into a scuffle over a video. The man assaulted Kumar, who later succumbed to injuries.

"My father used to watch videos on the TikTok mobile application. At the time of the incident, he was watching videos on his mobile phone and people told us that another police official, who had came there earlier, was making the video of Vinay, the accused," Vaishali said.

The second-year MCom student said the accused had an argument with her father and then assaulted Kumar.

"The area is full of bootleggers and bad characters. Many people have come to our house several times to purchase liquor as they thought that we also sell alcohol," she said.

Vaishali said a new police booth opened in December last year near her house.

"The bootleggers of the area thought that we approached the district police and asked them to open it here. We have heard that a third person had given him (Vinay) money to kill my father and they were planning it for the past couple of months," she said.

Police said after the quarrel, Kumar reached his home with blood stains on his shirt. He headed towards Garg Hospital on his scooter along with his daughter.

On the way to the hospital, Kumar fainted and collapsed.

However, his daughter managed to take him to the hospital, where doctors asked her to take him to the Max Hospital in Patparganj.

He was rushed to the Max Hospital where he was declared brought dead.

However, according to the preliminary post-mortem report, the sub-inspector died due to a cardiac arrest, the official said.

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