The decomposed body a 45-year-old Non-Resident Indian (NRI) was found on Friday after he was allegedly killed over money and drugs by a woman and her accomplice in SAS Nagar about a week back.
Police said the woman was into flesh trade and had an argument with Surjit Singh over money before hacking him to death with the help of her accomplice. The two have been rounded up for questioning.
A passerby noticed the foul-smelling body near a nullah near Sector 80 on airport road.
The NRI, who hailed from Fatehgarh Sahib, was living alone in SAS Nagar since September last year. He lived in Canada and had eight acres land in Fatehgarh Sahib. He used to earn money by leasing out land. He visited Canada, where his son lives, off and on.
Sohana station house officer (SHO) Rajan Parwinder said the NRI was strangulated and his feet were chopped and private part was chopped off. His hands were tied and the body was covered with a sack.
An official said a woman and her accomplice resident of Chunni Village were rounded up. Sources said Surjit was in touch with the woman who also supplied drugs. The woman has residences in Sector 40, Chandigarh, and Kumbran in SAS Nagar.
The body was sent for postmortem examination, the police informed. A case was registered a case at Sohana police station on the complaint of Surjit Singh’s brother-in-law from Lakhnaur. A case was registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code.