Missing since Thursday evening, Block Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar Youth Congress president Arun Kumar alias Anu was found dead on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Sunet resident’s body was found floating in Sidhwan Canal near Ayali bridge.
Sarabha Nagar station house officer (SHO) Satwant Singh said, “Some passers-by noticed the body floating in the water and informed the police. Police have sent the body to the civil hospital for conducting the postmortem.”
Meanwhile, kin of the deceased alleged that he was murdered. “Though the family has accused a Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) councillor of killing him, the police are awaiting post-mortem examination report before lodging any FIR,” said Singh.
Victim’s brother Sunny said, “On Thursday evening, a man came to our house and took Arun along. When he did not return till night, we started searching for him. And later at the night, his motorcycle was found abandoned on the banks of Sidhwan Canal. So, we filed a missing report at Sarabha Nagar police station.”
The SHO said, “On Sunday morning, police informed the family about a body found floating in the canal near Ayali village. The family identified the body as Arun.”
“My brother had enmity with a SAD leader, who had threatened us with dire consequences several times. The SAD leader conspired his murder and threw his body in the canal after killing him,” alleged Sunny.
The SHO said, “Police are investigating the matter. Appropriate action will be taken after receiving the post-mortem examination report.”
Arun Kumar had contested youth Congress elections for the post of ward president.