Body of HRD Ministry official found on railway track in Delhi; suicide note recovered

The body of an HRD Ministry official was found at the railway tracks in Palam, nearly three days after he went missing, police said today.

Jeetendra Kumar Jha, an Indian Civil Accounts Service officer, went missing from Dwarka on Monday after he had gone for a morning walk, they said.

His body was yesterday found at the railway tracks in Palam and the police identified him today. Prima facie it appears that he committed suicide, the police said. A purported suicide note, in which he said that no one was responsible for his death, was found from his pocket, they added.

Jeetendra Kumar Jha’s family had initially refused to identify the body on Thursday. However, after police produced Jha’s wallet and clothes found at the spot, his family identified the body.

However, some members of the family asked police to conduct a DNA test to confirm if it is him. The identification of the body remains problematic as it was found in a mutilated condition, Jha’s brother-in-law, R N Mishra said. Mishra further claimed that Jha confided in him that “his life was in danger and he could be killed any time”.


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