Jammu and Kashmir police, Wednesday, solved the mysterious death of a gym trainer who was found hanging from the ceiling of building near his gym in Azad Gunj area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in December last year.
A police spokesman said Azam Nazir Khan(25) had committed suicide after breaking up with girlfriend from Rajasthan.
“It was revealed during the course of investigation that the deceased was in relationship with a girl (name withheld) from Rajasthan and the couple had recently parted way which the deceased was unable to come to terms with. Unable to bear the shock as an extreme measure, he hanged himself,” he said.
He said the electronic, circumstantial, medical and forensic evidence also established the hanging by rope. “Also the statements of witnesses who had knowledge of the circumstances and events thereof, recorded before the Hon’ble court substantiated the same,” said the spokesman.
He said the injuries in eye and ear were also established by medical and forensic experts to have been inflicted after the death, most likely by rodents. “Accordingly, the matter has been closed as a case of suicide,” the spokesman added.
Azam Nazir Khan, a 25-year-old gym trainer reported missing from Baramulla since December 13, was found hanging from a ceiling in Azad Gunj area of the north Kashmir district five days later on December, police had said.
A spokesman said that Azam was reported missing by his father Nazir Ahmad Khan son of Fareed Ahmad Khan of Arunbua Boniyar, Uri.
Azam, he said, worked as a fitness trainer at a local gym (Hulk Gym center) in Azad Gunj area of Baramulla
The youth’s death triggered protests in his hometown Uri as friends and kin alleged that he was murdered.
Following the protests, the police had set up a special investigation team to probe his death.
Azam’s sister, in a viral video, had accused the state police of “shielding” the alleged murderers of her brother.
In a video which went viral on social media in December last year, a girl who appears to be in her mid-twenties alleged that the police are hand-in-glove with the killers of her brother.