Murder suspect dies in Ghaziabad lockup, probe ordered

Ghaziabad, April 28 (IANS) A man allegedly involved in a robbery-cum-double-murder case, was found dead Sunday in a police lockup here, hours before he was to be presented in a court. A probe has been ordered into his death, police said.

Vineet Sharma, 30, a resident of Aligarh was found dead in the police lockup in Indirapuram police station here around 5.30 a.m, police said.

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Nitin Tiwari said that a departmental probe has been ordered into the incident and he will request the district magistrate for a magisterial inquiry.

Sharma was picked up by the Ghaziabad police after a robbery-cum-double-murder at the Central Industrial Security Force complex in the city.

He was a brother-in-law of Suresh Sharma and his wife Bubbli, who were found murdered in their CISF complex house April 24.

The police picked up Vineet Sharma and Narendra, 28, from Aligarh and recovered a motorcycle, a gold chain and a ring belonging to the couple.

Vineet Sharma was to be presented in court Sunday, but when the security guard peeped inside the lockup in the early hours he found Vineet hanging with a blanket from the window bar of the lockup.

He was taken to the Pushpanjali Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

“His body has been sent for post-mortem. The family has been informed,” Superintendent of Police (SP) Shiv Shankar Yadav said earlier.

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