Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma. (Photo Credit: File)
Intelligence Bureau (IB) officer Ankit Sharma, who was killed during the communal riots in northeast Delhi, died after being brutally stabbed multiple times, his post-mortem report has revealed. "Multiple abrasion.. deep cut.. by sharp edge objects," states the autopsy report. The panel of doctors, who carried out post mortem, said he was brutally and repeatedly stabbed, leading to his death.
Sharma, 26, had gone missing on Tuesday and his body was found in a drain near his home in northeast Delhi's riot-hit Chand Bagh area on Wednesday. His body was taken to the Guru Tegh Bahadur (GTB) Hospital for an autopsy.
Sharma’s father Devendra, who also works with the Intelligence Bureau, said he returned home around 5.30 pm on Tuesday and soon after left to assess the situation outside. However, for hours, he did not return.
“When he did not return, we started looking for him. We also went to the GTB and LNJP (Lok Nayak Jai Prakash) hospitals to check whether he was admitted, but could not find him.
“We kept searching him till 3 am on Wednesday. Later around 10 am, we got information that his body was lying inside the Chand Bagh drain. We never thought that he will be killed,” he said.
Sharma's brother Ankur said some women from their colony informed them in the morning that they saw people throwing his brother in the drain. “When the persons saw the women, they threatened them with dire consequences if they revealed about it to anyone. He sustained several stab wounds before being dumped into the drain,” Ankur had claimed.
The family alleged that AAP councillor Tahir Hussain, who was suspended on Thursday, and his associates were behind the killing of Ankit. Sharma, one of the 27 killed in the communal violence over the citizenship amendment law, is survived by his parents, brother and sister. He joined the service in 2017.
(With PTI inputs)