A man’s partially decomposed body was found on Thursday afternoon near Rajiv Chowk in a vacant piece of land used for dumping garbage.The body was found stuffed inside a plastic bag and commuters were shocked to see a body being recovered from such a crowded place.
The bag was spotted by one of the sugarcane vendors who have stalls near the vacant plot. The vendor then called the police. The police said the body was stuffed inside a plastic cover used for dumping waste.
“We have not identified the victim so far and are conducting investigations. We suspect the body is of a 35 to 40-year-old male. There are no external injuries, so we have to wait for the autopsy report to find out the cause of death,” said Vijay Kumar, station house officer (SHO), Sadar police station.
The man was found wearing socks, a black shirt and black shorts. No other item has been recovered that could lead to his identification.
The autopsy will be held off till Friday in case someone comes looking for the body. Police suspect that the victim died a few days ago.
This is the second such incident to be reported from Rajiv Chowk. On January 25, the body of a five-year-old girl was recovered from a small water pit in the area. Police are still investigating the case and have not found any of those involved.