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6 Air force officials charged with murder after cadet trainee found dead at campus

A Delhi youth undergoing Air Force training in Bengaluru was found hanging in his room under Gangammanagudi police station area on Friday.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Bengaluru: In yet another incident, A Delhi-based youth, 27-year-old, who was undergoing air force training in Bengaluru, was found hanging in his room under Gangammanagudi police station limits on Friday. Six air force officials have been charged with murder in Bengaluru, the police said. The incident is reported to have taken place at Air Force Technical College (AFTC) in Jalahalli on Saturday.

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The cadet trainee, Ankit Kumar Jha, allegedly died by suicide after a court of inquiry was ordered against him, a police official. The family members of Ankit Jha have alleged that he was facing constant harassment and torture in the college campus.

According to sources, the youngster had misbehaved with a woman candidate during the training, following which the training officer had decided to terminate him.

The authorities are maintaining that unable to bear the humiliation, Ankit took the extreme step. However, the deceased youth’s family have claimed that their son had been killed.

They alleged that training officer had killed their son and made it look like a suicide. Gangammamgudi police have taken up the case and are investigating both the angles.

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The body has been shifted to MS Ramaiah Hospital. “The alleged accused are not absconding. The FIR was registered by the brother of the victim. We are gathering evidence against the claims and allegations made by the family members and also in the suicide note. A Court of inquiry was ordered against the victim and it was on the same day that he was removed from training. After this disciplinary action that was initiated against him, he was found hanging in a room in the campus,” Vinayak Patil, a senior cop investigating the case

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