A 30-year-old man was brutally murdered by unknown persons on the intervening night of Sunday and Monday in the fields, just 200 yards away from police station-7.
The victim has been identified as Varun Arora, a car sales executive of housing board colony.
Varun had married three months ago and had been working in a private car showroom as a sales executive. The victim’s wife, dimple works in an electronic wares showroom. Sarwan, a migrant cattleman, saw his body at around 10am and informed police.
Varun’s half-naked body had multiple injury marks including eyes, head, abdomen, hands and other parts.
The police seized a sickle, intoxicant tablets, mobile phone, a cigarette pack, lighter and his scooter from the spot.
The body has been shifted to civil hospital and family members of the deceased were informed using Varun’s phone. The last call on his phone was received at 10.30 pm. A person namely, Swaraj was reportedly in touch with deceased, on phone. The police teams raided Swaraj’s rented accommodation in Alipur but he was missing from house.
Deceased’s wife Dimple said that he had received a call at 9pm from his friend and went to meet him on scooter. The victim came back after an hour seeking a second set of scooter keys. The family tried searching for the victim after he did not return till late night.
The white scooter was also recovered from the spot. On Sunday night, he had planned to go Kasturba Nagar near cantonment to bring his mother who had gone to meet her brother but his plan changed after friend’s call, said Dimple.
The cops have been investigating, linking money as a reason, behind murder and registered a murder case against unknown persons.