A human torso was found in a travel bag dumped near a brick kiln of Mehmadpur village close to Kartarpur road on Thursday in Adampur jurisdiction of this district.
Around 7am, a passerby noticed the foul smell from the bag and alerted sarpanch Daljeet Singh, who called police. The victim seems to be in his twenties and the body’s head and limbs are missing. The bag has “Chandigarh” written over it. A car cover and black tarpaulin sheet lay near the spot.
The police team of deputy inspector general (DIG) Rajinder Singh, senior superintendent Harmohan Singh Sandhu, superintendent (investigation) Parminder Singh Bhandal, and deputy superintendent Tejbir Singh Hundal collected evidence with the help of forensic experts.
“We are trying to identify the murder victim and trace the rest of his body,” said SSP Sandhu. A murder case was registered at Adampur and the torso moved to the civil hospital for autopsy. This is the fifth murder in a month in the Adampur rural police jurisdiction. A woman’s body was found at Chuharwali village a few days ago. On July 3, an old woman was murdered and her granddaughter kidnapped at Sanora village near Bhogpur town of the district. The granddaughter was, later, found injured seriously.
On the same day, farmer Sukhdev Singh (46) was found murdered under mysterious circumstances at a dera of Sangh Dhesian village near the district’s Goraya town. On June 25, two gunmen killed a dera head, Pritam Singh (62), at Barchuhi village in Bhogpur town. Special investigation teams (SITs) are working on these cases.