A district industry centre (DIC) manager Ramdayal Bele posted in Raisen district was found murdered near Bora Factory on JK Road under the Ashoka Garden police station area in Bhopal late on Wednesday night.
A security guard at the Bora factory spotted the body on Wednesday night and informed the police, following which a police team rushed to the spot and established the deceased’s identity. The police later informed Bele’s family members about his death.
Mohan Sharvan, the town inspector at Ashoka Garden police station said that there were over 12 wounds on Bele’s body, which suggested that he had been attacked with sharp-edged weapons.
“A police team has been sent to Raisen district to get information about Bele as he worked there. It is possible that he had enmity with someone,” he said.
Police sources said that Bele’s mobile phone and footwear was also missing from the spot, which could suggest that Bele was killed somewhere else and his body was dumped there. Sources further said that mercury was found near the body.
On Wednesday, his family had attempted to trace him when he did not return home after work. “We were informed by the police about death of my father,” Bele’s younger son said.
Bele was also the in-charge of chief minister self-employment scheme, which sanctions loans to unemployed youths. His family has alleged that he was murdered in connivance with his department’s officials.
“He had received several threatening calls as he was an honest officer and didn’t sanction loans to persons who tried to get loans using fraud documents,” said his wife, Shushila Bele.
She further alleged that her husband had received death threats from a person in Raisen.
“He had lodged a complaint at the AJK police station against that person on July 21. But the police didn’t take action. I don’t remember name of the person who had threatened my husband,” she said.