Rajouri, Aug 28: Jammu and Kashmir police in Rajouri district have registered a case of abetment to suicide in connection with the death of an aged man due to critical burn injuries.
The deceased Sain Dass (70) resident of Pathanmorha Dassal in Rajouri received critical burn injuries on Sunday evening at around 08:45 PM and was taken to GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri where doctors declared him as brought dead.
The body of the deceased was taken into possession by police and kept in the mortuary of GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri where post mortem examination was conducted on Monday morning by a board of doctors.
Cremation and last rites of the deceased were conducted at his native village on Monday late afternoon.
Family members of the deceased including his son and sister alleged that deceased Sain Dass has been murdered by neighbours over a land dispute, which was going on for more than half a decade.
They said that Sain Dass was returning home when the neighbours caught hold of him and later set him to fire by sprinkling petrol.
On the other hand, Jammu and Kashmir police said to have arrested the prime accused while a case of Abetment to Suicide has been registered into the matter.
In an official statement, police from District Police Office Rajouri said that on 27th of August, an unfortunate incident happened at Pathanmorha Dassal in which a person namely Sain Dass committed suicide by pouring petrol on himself and doctors later declared him as brought dead on arrival in hospital.
There was an old dispute over land between Sain Dass and his neighbour Pawan Kumar son of Shiv Parkash, said police.
Over the incident, a case under FIR number 410/2023 under section 306,109 IPC was registered instantly in Police Station Rajouri and accused Pawan Kumar has been arrested, said police. (KNO)
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