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Top cop dies in mysterious fall

A senior IPS officer, serving as the inspector general (IG) of paramilitary force Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) in Gurgaon, fell to his death from the fourth floor of a high-rise residential building on Saturday night.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2011 23:41 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

A senior IPS officer, serving as the inspector general (IG) of paramilitary force Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) in Gurgaon, fell to his death from the fourth floor of a high-rise residential building on Saturday night.

Manjit Singh Ahlawat, 52, died of multiple organ injuries and excessive bleeding on the way to hospital.

Ahlawat had also served as the joint commissioner of police (JCP) of Gurgaon between 2007 and 2009.

Ahlawat, who stayed in the upmarket sector 15 area of Gurgaon, was visiting some acquaintances in the Freedom Park Life towers in sector 57, from where he mysteriously fell and died around 9pm.

The fourth floor flat, from where Ahlawat fell, is being rented by a woman who is living there with her brother.

Doctors, who did the post-mortem, said Ahlawat appeared to have landed on his feet, since the maximum injury was to his legs. The left one was almost destroyed by the impact.

The police are investigating the possibility of this being a murder, accident or suicide. They are, however, unwilling to give any information about a possible cause.

A case under Section 174 of the CrPC has been registered to initiate inquest proceedings.

His last rites were performed in Ram Bagh crematorium.

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