The body of a non-resident Indian (NRI) was found here on Thursday, four days after he went missing under mysterious circumstances at Subhanpur village of Kapurthala district.
The deceased has been identified as Ranjeet Singh, 23, a resident of Ludhiana. He had come from Kuwait on June 15 after two years to attend the ‘bhog’ of his friend’s father in the district.
Singh had been missing since July 1 after he came to meet his friend Gurvinder Singh at Subhanpur village. Police said that when Ranjeet did not return home even on July 2, his father Inderjeet Singh called up his friend. But, Gurvinder told him that his son had left for home along with his uncle Satnam Singh after the ‘bhog’ ceremony.
Following this, they registered a missing report of Ranjeet at Subhanpur police station. But, later it was found that Satnam had met with an accident, and was admitted to a nearby hospital. When he was contacted, he denied of having any knowledge of the deceased.
However, the police recovered the body from the Ramidi village flyover on the Jalandhar-Amritsar highway in Kapurthala, the same place where Satnam had allegedly met with an accident four days ago.
Police recovered the body of Ranjeet after heavy showers washed away the mud and his one hand came out of the ground.
Deputy superintendent of police (DSP), Bholath, Navneet Singh Mahal, said that they had registered a DDR in the missing case the same day and launched the haunt to find him. “The investigation is on and a case will be registered soon in the case,” the DSP added. Meanwhile, the police sent the body for post-mortem and the family of the deceased has been informed.