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BPO exec’s body found in pit, foul play suspected

As the decomposed body of a BPO employee was found from a pit on Tuesday three days after he went missing, police said the death was caused by an accident and rejected the allegation of abduction or any foul play.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2011 01:53 IST
HT Correspondent

As the decomposed body of a BPO employee was found from a pit on Tuesday three days after he went missing, police said the death was caused by an accident and rejected the allegation of abduction or any foul play.

The body of 42-year-old Munish Dutta was recovered from a pit near his residence in Sector 47. Dutta had been missing since Saturday after leaving his office in Udyog Vihar. His family feared that he was abducted.

The autopsy report which said Dutta succumbed to severe head and leg injuries did not rule out any foul play.

“His body was decomposed and it was difficult to recognise his face. He suffered severe head injury and his left leg had a fracture. He died 48 hours ago. It seems that he was hit by some vehicles,” said Dr Deepak Mathur who conducted the post-mortem.

Though, the doctor did not deny any possibility of foul play, police said this is a hit-and-run case and rejected the deceased's family members' claim that he was kidnapped.

“He died because of injuries. It seems that some vehicle hit him,” said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (east). According to police, Dutta used to commute by public transport as he had some problem in his left leg.

“Preliminary investigation shows that Munish was mentally disturbed. The day he went missing he had issued a cheque in the name of his mother seeking withdrawal of all the money he had in his account. Still we cannot say anything concrete,” said a police officer.

The victim's elder brother Rajnish alleged his brother was abducted. “My brother was absolutely fine. A person who is mentally disturbed cannot work in a BPO or anywhere else.”