The family members of a 23-year-old man has approached Indirapuram police and forwarded a complaint alleging foul play in his death.
The man’s body was found on Tuesday afternoon in Chijarsi near NH-24 and had burn marks made by an iron-press on his hands and back, the police said.
Sonu Kumar, the victim, haled from Hardoi district and worked in the iron-press department of an export unit in Sector 63 Noida. His uncle, Shiv Kumar, who stayed with Sonu at Lal Kuan in Ghaziabad, has alleged that his nephew was murdered and accused the export unit officials of foul play.
“He had left home on Tuesday morning and we don’t know what happened to him later. We got a call from the police who got our number from his mobile phone and informed us about his death. His back and hands have several burn marks made by an iron-press. But the marks were not there on his clothes. It seems as if his clothes were removed before the burn injuries were inflicted,” said Shiv Kumar.
“Some bits of skin were peeled off due to the burns. We have forwarded a police complaint and have named officials of his company as suspects,” he said.
Following the complaint, the police on Wednesday registered an FIR against the unit owner and others under section of murder at the Indirapuram police station. Station house officer PK Tripathi confirmed that the body had burn marks and said the police are investigating the matter.
“We have come across information that the victim suffered an electrocution at the unit. But, it is to be found out how he was found dead at Chijarsi which is some distance from his work unit in Noida Sector 63. We are also trying to connect the two incidents,” Tripathi said.
Senior superintendent of police HN Singh said an investigation has been launched into the mysterious death.
“We have sent the body for a post-mortem examination in order to ascertain the nature of injuries on the body. Once we receive reports, detailed investigations will follow,” the SSP said.