Police in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Wednesday claimed to have solved the mysterious death of a fitness trainer who was found hanging in a building near his gym centre in Azad Gunj area on December 18.
The death of Azim Nazir of Uranbuwa Boniyar who had been working as a fitness trainer at a gym centre at Azad Gunj for over a decade had triggered massive protests by his relatives and Uri residents who claimed that he was murdered.
Following the protests, the police had set up a special investigation team to probe his death.
A police spokesman said the deceased had committed suicide after breakup with a girl from Rajasthan with whom he was in a relationship.
"It was revealed during the course of investigation that the deceased was in relationship with a girl (name withheld) from Rajasthan and the couple had recently parted way which the deceased was unable to come to terms with. Unable to bear the shock as an extreme measure, he hanged himself," he said, in a statement.
The electronic, circumstantial, medical and forensic evidence also established the hanging by rope, he said. "Also the statements of witnesses who had knowledge of the circumstances and events thereof, recorded before the Hon'ble court substantiated the same," said the spokesman.
He said the injuries in eye and ear were also established by medical and forensic experts to have been inflicted after the death, most likely by rodents. "Accordingly, the matter has been closed as a case of suicide," said the spokesman.