Policeman’s family now silent on allegation of foul play.
The suspected death of constable Mohd Abdul Nayeem while on sentry duty at the in-charge police commissioner Anurag Sharma‘s residential premises on Wednesday morning is increasingly being dismissed as suicide while his family had alleged foul play.
Nayeem, 29, died of a gunshot that wrecked his heart. He is alleged to have shot himself with his AK47. This happened early morning of Wednesday. Two other constables were on sentry duty at that time. His postmortem report says no bullet was found in his body. The bullet has pierced the heart and shot out. It was recovered from the ground.
A team of forensic experts, Dr Harikrishna and Dr Janardhan of Osmania Medical College, has conducted the post mortem.
Dr Harikrishan told Postnoon the bullet had exactly hit the heart. Dr Janardhan said, “We found the whole of the bullet. The bullet had made a 1.5 centimeter diameter at the entry point and 1.75×1.25 exit side which indicates a self shot.”
The Saifabad police have registered a case under Section 174 (suspicious death) of the Indian Penal Code. The call history of victim’s mobile will be collected. This, together with the forensic report and post mortem, will decide the case, said Inspector of Saifabad V Umendar.
Curiously, the whole direction of investigation is proceeding on the premise of a suicide. But police are unable to explain the major question in a suspicious death — the motive.
In this case a motive is clearly missing. He was going to be engaged to be married very soon and he had built a home of his own. His mother said her boy was happy and had no reason to die. Why then the sudden death?
What makes the situation looks more mysterious is the attitude of his family now. His elder brother, Mohd Abdul Raoof, who was strident in his stance that his brother was done to death, is silent. When asked Raoof evinced anger saying, “don’t make an issue of my brother’s death.” Incidentally, his marriage engagement ceremony was slated for today.
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