The incident of the suicide of a trainee cadet at Jalahalli Air Force Technical College (AFTC) in Bangalore is creating a stir. Bengaluru police have announced that they have registered a case of murder against six Air Force officers in the case of the suspicious death of a trainee. The police claimed that the trainee committed suicide after a court of inquiry was ordered against him. However, the police said that six officers including the Air Commodore, Wing Commander and Group Captain were responsible for his death in his suicide note.
Cadet trainee Ankit Kumar Jha (27) committed suicide by hanging himself in his room on Wednesday. However, Ankit’s family is alleging that their son committed suicide due to harassment by the authorities in the campus. The investigating officer said Ankit Jha was discharged from duty after disciplinary action was initiated against him. However, it was explained that the accused are not absconding. An FIR was registered based on the complaint of the victim’s brother.
“We are collecting evidence related to the suicide note, arguments and accusations made by the family members. Court inquiry has been ordered against the victim. On the same day, he was removed from training.. After disciplinary action was initiated against him, he was found hanging in a room in the campus,” said DCP Vinayak Patil. He said that the accused have not been arrested yet.
The DCP said that the police have asked for the documents related to the investigation of the deceased. “At present we know that he has been discharged from the service after a court hearing. “As this is a court martial process, we are asking for the relevant documents. In his letter, the cadet has alleged harassment and torture by seniors. We have sent the letter for forensic examination,” he explained.