Gurgaon: Accused of corruption, the deputy superintendent of Narnaul prison dies by suicide
A deputy superintendent of Narnaul prison, who has been charged in an extortion and bribery case, is believed to have died by suicide at his relative’s home in Gurgaon on Thursday night. The deceased, Kuldeep Hooda, originally from Rohtak, was on the run.
Earlier on Thursday, the Punjab and Haryana High Court rejected early bail applications for Hooda and prison superintendent Anil Kumar, who are both defendants in the prison bribery case. of Narnaul.
A police officer said Hooda had consumed a poisonous substance at his relative’s house in the village of Mankrola. “He was rushed to SGT Hospital in Budhera, where he died during treatment,” the officer added. The police have opened an investigation procedure.
Anil Kumar, who serves as Superintendent of Rewari Prison, had additional charge of Narnaul Prison when Gurgaon Vigilance Unit raided the prison on December 9 last year. During the raid, prison warden Rajan was detained while accepting a bribe of Rs 1 lakh from a henchman of gangster Vikram alias Papla Gujjar.
An FIR was subsequently registered against four prison officials, including Deputy Superintendent of Prison Kuldeep Hooda and Superintendent of Prison Anil Kumar under Article 386 of the ICC (extortion by causing a person to fear death or injury serious) and Articles 7 and 13 of the Prevention of Corruption Act. at the Narnaul police station on January 11 this year.