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Head too found, murder victim identified

chandigarh Updated: Sep 23, 2014 09:24 IST
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After arms and legs, the head was recovered from a rainwater drain at Sector 28 in Panchkula on Monday. With the face being visible, the victim was identified as Harkesh Kumar, who was in his mid 40s and a resident of Sector 26-based Ashiana flats, by a woman named Urmila.

The Ashiana flats are meant for slum dwellers.

Urmila told that her husband, who worked as an electrician, was missing since Thursday and was the sole breadwinner.

Urmila also identified the metal bangle being worn by the victim. She said when her husband went missing, she reported to the police but they did not register her complaint.

“The police will go for DNA matching to confirm the identity. The body parts have been shifted to the mortuary of General Hospital, Sector 6,” said inspector Arvind Kumar, Chandimandir station house officer.

Harkesh had reportedly got a call on Thursday after which he left home. His phone was coming switched off since Thursday afternoon.

The first body part, which was an arm, was recovered on Saturday. The following day, an arm and two legs were recovered in a gunnysack and some milk polythenes were also found dumped in it.

Meanwhile, the police have intensified efforts to recover the remaining parts of the body.

“It appears that the body had been cut into pieces. We have intensified efforts to recover remaining body parts. The dog squad is being used. A woman had identified the head to be of her husband Harkesh. We are still investigating it from all angles. A case was registered under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (disappearance of evidence),” said Kumar.