The body of a 48-year-old Delhi police constable, who was missing since February 19, was found under mysterious circumstances from bushes in an isolated place in south Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan on Saturday morning. A missing case was already registered at the Anand Parbat police station.
Police said the body had turned blue, probably owing to consumption of poison. Police suspect that the constable, identified as Suresh Singh, either committed suicide by consuming poison or he became a victim of the notorious ‘nasha-khurani’ gang active in the city. Police are waiting for Singh’s autopsy report to ascertain the exact cause of his death.
Singh, a native of Haryana’s Bahadurgarh, was posted at the central district’s Anand Parbat police station. He had joined the Delhi police a few years ago after his retirement from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Singh is survived by his wife Kamla, 40, and two children - daughter Suman, 22, and son Praveen, 16.
On February 19, Singh had left his office to deliver an official document at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in the afternoon. At around 4:10pm, he spoke on the phone with his colleague from the same police station and had told him that he was on his way back to office.
On the other hand, Singh’s family members have alleged that the approach of the police in tracing him was very casual. One of Singh’s relatives claimed that there was no problem in Singh’s family. Hence, it is not a case of suicide but of murder.