Mystery shrouds the death of a police sub-inspector, who allegedly went 'missing' from Akhnoor on July 28.The body of sub-inspector Sunil Khajuria was on Thursday recovered from Pakistan and handed over to the district police.
The police, however, are in the dark about what led to the policeman's death.
"The body of sub-inspector Sunil Khajuria was recovered by Pakistan Rangers after it was washed away in the Chenab river under mysterious circumstances on July 28 in Akhnoor area," a senior police official here said.
He added that Pakistani Ranger flashed a message to the Indian side on a hotline regarding the recovery of a decomposed body from the Chenab river, following which a police team was sent.
The body was handed over to the police at Gigrayal post this afternoon at around 1400 hrs in Khour area," an official said, adding that the paramilitary force of the neighbouring country also handed over the keys of the SI's car found from his uniform.
Sunil's car JK02AV-3336 was found parked on a bridge over Chenab on the day of the alleged incident. "Though the body was partially decomposed, the keys helped us in identification," the official said.
Khajuria was cremated in the evening at Gharota. The police on July 28 registered a missing persons report on a complaint lodged by his family.
"Sunil was last seen near the Chenab by an Army jawan posted at a check post, a few metres away from the bridge," police said. "It is not yet clear whether it was an accident, suicide or a murder," police said, adding the investigation was on. Sunil was recruited to the Jammu and Kashmir Police in the place of his father, who was killed in a gunfight with militants in 2009.