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Brother of accused in Umesh Pal murder case found dead in UP's Kaushambi

Mar 10, 2023 05:15 AM IST

No blood was found on the spot, but circumstances suggested that Zakir, 45, was murdered and his body dumped at a deserted spot, said police.

PRAYAGRAJ: The brother of Sabir, 40, one of the accused in the Umesh Pal murder on February 24, was found dead on the banks of Ganga in Manjhanpur area of Kaushambi district on Thursday morning. No blood was found on the spot, but circumstances suggested that Zakir, 45, was murdered and his body dumped at a deserted spot, said police.

Locals spotted the body on the river bank near Mehmadpur village (Pic for representation)
Locals spotted the body on the river bank near Mehmadpur village (Pic for representation)

His stomach was partially eaten by animals while there were injury marks on other parts of the body. But the exact cause of his death could be ascertained only after a post-mortem examination, said cops.

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Locals spotted the body on the river bank near Mehmadpur village. It was later identified as that of Mohd Zakir, a native of Mariadih village, Prayagraj.

Zakir’s uncle Shamsuddin and other members of the family reached the mortuary and confirmed his identity. They informed the police that Zakir was in jail in connection with the murder of his wife and was recently released on bail. He was in depression, they added.

Investigations revealed that Zakir had reached his sister’s home in Kaushambi on February 21. On February 27, he left for his home in Mariadih, but was missing since then. His kin raised suspicion that he was murdered but did not name anyone. Police officials said Zakir was also involved in criminal activities. Ramesh Patel, SHO, Kokhraj police station said the body had been sent for autopsy and investigations were on into the case.

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