Breakthrough awaited in defence officials death



New Delhi: Investigators are yet to make any breakthrough in the case of mysterious deaths of a senior defence official and his wife in a south Delhi flat even as police on Monday made further enquiries about him from two of his senior colleagues.

Police had recovered a note and a diary from the room of Kumar Yashkar, who was a Deputy Director in the Directorate General of Medical Services, in which he had spoken about work pressure and mentioned the names of two Army officials who he alleged were pressurising him.

Yashkar and his wife Archana Sharma were found dead on Friday in their flat in south Delhi's Hudco Place. Sharma was found strangled while Yashkar was found burnt.

According to police, two more senior colleagues of Yashkar were approached by police today for "further enquiries" about him.

Investigators said they have already "talked" to three Army officials, including the immediate boss of Yashkar, yesterday to enquire about the deceased.

"There is no clarity as to what happened. We are investigating the matter. We are awaiting post mortem report. It may give us some lead," a senior police official said.

The official said they were not ruling out any angles and are investigating into murder as well as suicide theories. Preliminary post mortem report had claimed that Yashkar died of severe burn injuries and his wife due to strangulation.

Police had registered a case of murder suspecting that Yashkar probably strangled his wife before committing suicide.

Yashkar's brother had told police that the officer was dealing with RTI applications and that he had indicated that there were pulls and pressures.

PTI