- The couple’s statement to the police seems suspicious.
- Preliminary investigation revealed that the DIG was at the couple’s flat at the time of the death.
- Jamal’s body was sent to Jinnah Hospital for postmortem.
Lahore: Police on Saturday took a man and his wife into custody to further probe the sudden demise of Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Lahore Shariq Jamal.
The senior police officer was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his residence, as initially reported after the couple shifted him from their residence to a private hospital in Lahore’s DHA.
However, when the police took forward the investigation of the case, it came to light that the DIG was at the couple’s flat at the time of death.
The couple revealed that Jamal was with them at their flat and they brought him to a medical facility when his health deteriorated.
As per details, Jamal was brought to a private hospital in DHA at 1:30 am and was declared dead on arrival.
Police corroborated the couple’s statement, saying that the senior police officer was not at his home, but at an apartment in Lahore, from where he was shifted to the hospital.
The circumstances surrounding Jamal’s sudden death raised concerns, leading authorities to launch a thorough investigation into the incident.
Although the family did not want an autopsy to be conducted, but on the insistence of the police, the body of the deceased policeman was sent to Jinnah Hospital for postmortem.
According to the police, a postmortem is being conducted to ascertain the cause of Jamal’s “unnatural death”.
Meanwhile, the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) team and police inspected the said apartment and collected some evidence such as samples from food and utensils which will be sent for later examination.
Significantly, Jamal had played a key role as the Investigating DIG in the investigation of the Minar-e-Pakistan desecration case and the arrest of the suspects.