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Yashkar death case: Forensic report out

Last Updated: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 13:20

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: A preliminary forensic report in the mysterious deaths of Defence Ministry official Kumar Yashkar Sinha and his wife Archana Sharma has said that no inflammable substance was found at the duo’s residence.

The forensic tests however did find the presence of synthetic cloth pieces on Yashkar’s body.

Yashkar, 42, was Deputy Director at the Ministry`s Directorate General of Medical Services and his 34-year-old wife was a trained classical dancer.

The two were found dead in their official flat in Hudco Place in Defence Colony on Friday. The incident was reported to police by neighbours when they saw smoke coming out from the couple’s flat.

Initial reports suggested that Yashkar first strangulated his wife and then immolated himself. But, a note found at the house later indicated something fishy in the case.

According to Delhi Police, Yashkar had mentioned in the hand-written note wrapped in a `green envelope` the names of two Army officers who were allegedly `behind the work pressure`.

According to the sources, the two suspected officials of Defence Ministry can be summoned for questioning.

Delhi Police on Sunday questioned an official of ADG rank in Defence Ministry to get more details on the content of the `note`.

So far, the relatives of Yashkar have maintained that the couple was happily married and they enjoyed healthy relationship. So, marital discord cannot be ruled out.

The couple was married for seven years and had no children.

The relatives of the deceased couple alleged that there could be a conspiracy behind the deaths.

According to Pushkar Sinha, brother of slain defence ministry official, Yashkar went to meet him in Lucknow last week and discussed the enormous work pressure on him.

He even met his sister a day before his death.

First Published: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 09:35
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