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IGMC employee death: Family seeks probe

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Ten months after the suspicious death of Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) employee, Tej Prakash, his family members on Wednesday demanded the high level probe into the case.

Alleging that the 32-year-old man who was working as a bus driver with IGMC blood bank, his father, LR Kaundal told media he was murdered. But the police officials didn’t investigate the case properly and termed it as an accidental death.

“We had approached the Director General of Police (DGP), Superintendent of Police, Shimla and Home Secretary at that time for impartial probe in the case, though no concrete action was taken so far,” he alleged.
On 8 April, TejPrakash had gone for the blood donation camp at Theog in Shimla district and had returned to hospital in the evening after which he was called by a doctor to his residence in Bharari in Shimla.

“He didn’t return to his residence after that,” he said, adding his body was found lying near the house of the doctor next morning.

Kaundal said there were several reasons for us to believe that he was murdered as there were several injury marks on his body which could not be the result of accident fall. The family is now running from pillar to post since last 10 months to seek justice for the victim, though the probe in the case has not moved ahead from the earlier line of investigation.

“We had written to the Chief Minister to issue necessary directions for fair and speedy investigations for our son,” he said.

The investigations should either be probed by CID or Special Investigation Team (SIT) as the case bears uncanny similarities to Gudia and Hoshiar Singh case, he added.