Saharanpur (UP), August 7
As he lay gasping for breath, Pankaj Kumar recorded an 80-second video of his “dying declaration”, naming all those that had poisoned him.
The incident befell in Saharanpur on Wednesday and the alleged accused are his family members.
Pankaj’s physique was present in a area across the similar place the place he’s believed to have shot the video.
Munendra Singh, Station House Officer (SHO) of Saharanpur’s Kotwali Dehat, mentioned, “Pankaj’s aunt, her two daughters and daughter-in-law have been booked. Cause of the death is yet uncertain and viscera samples have been preserved for further examination.”
The SHO mentioned that prima facie, it seems to be a case of household dispute.
Pankaj, in his early 20s, was residing in her aunt’s home for the previous 4 years.
In the video, Pankaj will also be heard pleading for justice and demanding that his physique be cremated solely after individuals behind poisoning him are booked.
“I am putting out this video on Facebook. I request the police department to book all those who did this to me before cremating my body,” Pankaj is heard saying in his hoarse voice, whilst he ran in need of breath.
After the video surfaced on social media platforms on Thursday, the police took cognizance and a FIR was registered at Sarsawan police station in Saharanpur. It was later transferred to Kotwali Dehat police station.
Saharanpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Vineet Bhatnagar mentioned, “A case of murder has been registered at Kotwali Dehat police station and a probe has been launched.” IANS