6 IAF officers booked for murder over cadet death in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Six Indian Air Force officials have been booked for murder following the suspicious death of a trainee cadet at the Air Force Technical College (AFTC) here, police said.
The deceased youth, identified as 27-year-old Ankit Kumar Jha, was training at the AFTC in Jalahalli campus for one and half years, according to police. He had allegedly committed suicide by hanging after being discharged from service following a court of inquiry. However, the youth’s family claimed their son had been killed.
In his suicide note, the deceased had mentioned the names of six IAF officers – including an Air Commodore, a Group Captain and two Wing Commanders – among others, police sources said.
Aman, brother of the deceased, has alleged that the training officer had killed his brother and sought to make the death look like a suicide.
Gangammamgudi police have taken up the case and are investigating both angles.