Hemant Kumar Lohia also Known as HK Lohi was senior IPS officer of 1992 UPSC Batch.
Hemant Kumar Lohia
Shayam Sunder Lohia
Date of Birth
17 January 1965
Date of Appointment
11 October 1992
UPSC IPS Batch
1992 Batch IPS Officer
Director General of Prisons, J&K
Date of Death
03 October, 2022
Jammu and Kashmir the prison DGP HK Lohia was found dead at his home in Udayawala, Jammu. According to initial reports, the police have recovered Lohia’s body from his house and are investigating further. It is feared from the initial investigation that the DGP Jail has been murdered. Official sources have confirmed his death under mysterious circumstances. A police officer confirmed in a statement that he was murdered. Police said that his local assistant is absconding from the spot.
Forensic and crime branch team present on the spot
Jammu ADGP Mukesh Singh said in an official statement, “The body of Hemant Lohia DG Jail has been found under suspicious circumstances. In the first investigation of the crime scene, this suspicious case of murder has come to light. The domestic help of the officer is absconding. His search has been started. Forensic team and crime team are investigating the spot.” He said that the investigation process has started. The ADGP said that senior officials of the local police are present on the spot.
Trying to burn the body after the murder
Surprisingly, this incident has happened at a time when the Union Home Minister is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir. It has been told that top police officers including DGP Dilbag Singh have reached the spot. According to the information, IPS officer Lohia has been stabbed in the neck. It is also being told that after his suspected murder, an attempt was also made to burn his body. His body has been sent to the Government Hospital in Jammu for post-mortem.