The son of IAS officer Sanjay Popli, who was arrested in a corruption case, died of a bullet wound on Saturday. While the police have said he died by suicide, the family has alleged foul play.
A video tweeted by news agency ANI showed Sanjay Popli alleging his son was “murdered”. “I am an eye-witness, my son was killed in front of me,” the bureaucrat is heard saying in the nearly 30-seconds-long clip.
Kartik Popli, the 26-year-old son of the senior Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli, died of a gunshot wound in the head when a team from the Vigilance Bureau was at the house for a search in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Saturday afternoon.
However, a Vigilance Bureau official said they had left the house before the incident took place, reported PTI.