JAMMU, Apr 2: A J&K police team from Jammu will leave for Agra to coordinate with the UP Police in connection with the murder of a girl student (Research scholar), Neha Sharma, hailing from Akhnoor area of Jammu, in a College at Agra (Utter Pradesh) on March 15, 2013.
Minister of State for Home Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo told the Excelsior that IG Jammu has been directed to send a police team to Agra in connection with the murder. The purpose is to coordinate with the Agra Police and find out the progress in the investigations. He said that as per information received from the Police Zonal Office, a police team left for Agra tonight.
Mr Kitchloo said that he has written a strong letter to the Minister of State for Home, Utter Pradesh and sought his intervention into the matter. He said that MOS Home (UP) has been requested to take personal interest in the case to ensure speedy investigations.
This sensational murder case of young girl student from Jammu at Dayalbagh Educational Institute Agra was raised in the Legislative Council by National Conference member Devinder Singh Rana on March 20. The members showing concern over the issue asked the Government to take up matter with UP Government and also send a J&K Police team to Agra for seeking facts and to ensure that guilty are brought to justice.
It may be recalled that 25-year old Neha Sharma, daughter of Rashpal Sharma of village Rabta in Bhalwal Block of district Jammu, was murdered in Bio-Technology Laboratory of Dyalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, on the evening of March 15, 2013. The girl was pursuing her higher studies in Zoology at Agra. Rashpal Sharma, father of Neha Sharma, resident of 34- RS Residency, Vaishnodham Phase-II Dyalbagh, falling under Police Station, New Agra, told the Excelsior that her daughter was found murdered by some unknown assailants in Zoology Lab of Science faculty of Dyalbagh Educational Institute. She did her BSc, MSc Zoology and M Phil from the same college and was now pursuing PhD. He said a case FIR No. 267/ 2013 under Section 302 IPC has been registered in this connection by Agra police.
Rashpal Sharma, who retired as Subedar from Army, further said that Agra police was still clueless and no headway has been made into the case till now. He further claimed that no police team from Jammu has contacted them in Agra so far.
Meanwhile, IG Jammu Rajesh Kumar told the Excelsior that Jammu police team is leaving for Agra as directed by the MOS Home, Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo.