Delhi man found hanging from ceiling fan in OYO hotel; cop impersonator seen entering premises, police say
A young man, identified as 23-year-old Rahul, was found hanging from a ceiling inside a hotel room at Devli road, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.
According to an official statement issued by the police, Neb Sarai Police Station received a PCR call from a hotel at Devli Road on the intervening night of March 12 and 13 and a police team was dispatched to the spot who found the victim hanging from the ceiling fan of a room.
The deceased was identified as Rahul, a resident of Dakshinpuri Extension, Pushpa Bahawan, they said, adding that the body of the victim was inspected by the Crime team and later sent to mortuary at AIIMS Delhi for postmortem proceeding under section 174 of the CrPC.
An official said that on March 11, the deceased had stayed at the hotel along with another person, identified as Sourav, and had checked out on the morning of March 12. However, the deceased once again checked into the hotel in the evening at around 5 pm on the same day.
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During initial investigation, police while scanning the security camera footage of the hotel, found a man dressed in Delhi Police uniform entering the hotel and it was later revealed that the man had introduced himself as Constable Nabab, posted in Jyoti Nagar police station, the official said, adding that the impersonator had failed to produce an identity card upon being asked to do so.
He said that on being enquired, the OYO hotel staff revealed that a policeman was staying with a woman at the hotel’s room no 206. On checking, the man—identified as Nabab Singh of Ashok Nagar, Mandoli—and a woman were found and questioned.
The official further said that the man who was donning a Delhi Police uniform, introduced himself as Constable Nabab posted in Jyoti Nagar police station. However, the impersonator failed to produce any identity card or any other relevant documents and later was revealed to be impersonating as a constable of Delhi Police but was actually a Civil Defence volunteer of Shahdara District.
A case of impersonation has been registered against him and further investigation is underway.
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