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Family demands CBI probe in death of head constable

NEW DELHI: Dissatisfied with the police probe, the family of deceased head constable of Vijay Vihar Police station Rajesh Kumar Saini have demanded a CBI probe into his mysterious death.
On Friday afternoon, the family staged a protest outside the Delhi Police Headquarters.
While on duty, on the night of September 13, Saini was found dead in the police station's parking area, with a gunshot wound.
Talking to Millennium Post, the wife of the deceased cop said, "Why did the police inform us at 11 pm, after my husband's body was shifted to the mortuary? When senior police officers were present, why did the police station staff not bother to inform the family immediately? They have shot him dead."
Outside the police headquarters, the relatives of the deceased were seen shouting slogans and demanding strict action against the Station House Officer of Vijay Vihar police station, along with three others officials at the station.
Subhash Saini, Rajesh's brother-in-law, said: "We are not going allow the post-mortem to be conducted until action is taken against the SHO and those policemen involved in Rajesh's murder."
"This is a murder. But the cops are trying to pass it off as a case of suicide," he added.
Initially, police had labelled the head constable's death as a case of suicide.
However, after the family questioned the circumstances leading to his death, cops registered a case of murder. Later, the case was transferred to the Crime Branch of Delhi Police.
Rajesh's family have alleged that hours before his death, he had a scuffle with one of the staff deployed at Vijay Vihar police station.
Initial inputs suggested that Rajesh was at the station's parking area with a fellow cop.
A while later, a gunshot was heard and Rajesh was found lying in a pool of blood.
Rajesh's family claimed he was shot after the argument.
"He often told me that the SHO used to harass him and he wanted to get transferred from the police station. He had also asked for three days off. Why would he commit suicide? He has been murdered. How can he snatch the service revolver of his colleague to shoot himself?" the victim's wife contended.
She also met with Commissiner Amulya Patnaik on Friday afternoon.
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