October 23, 2017

Forest guard murder – BO suspended while four official on Police remand

A missing report of Late Hoshiar Singh, a 24 year old forest guard was lodged with the local police station five days ago, and the police were busy trying to trace his whereabouts ever since. He was last seen at the forest nursery of the Seri Katand forest range, in the Karsog range of the district. It was spotted by a local shepherd when he had taken his herd to the forest on the 9th June 2017, who then immediately reported the same to the police authorities who recovered the  body of the deceased, which was hanging in an upside down position on a tree. A suicide note too was obtained from the dairy of the deceased which pointed towards the involvement of some departmental officials. In connection with this, while the Beat Officer ( BO) of the range had been placed under suspension with immediate effect, five departmental officials including the DFO and the Range Officer, have been picked up for questioning by the police as their names  figured in the suicide note of the deceased. The bank accounts, property details, call records, etc. of the suspects too are being investigated in detail, and the dairy of the deceased sent to the forensic department for authentication.

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