Chopped body of unidentified man found in two bags near a temple in Najafgarh
Police suspect that the man, possibly in his mid 30s, was murdered somewhere else and his body was later cut into pieces, stuffed into two bags and then dumped in an open field near a wall on the backside of Sai Temple in Najafgarh.delhi Updated: Aug 05, 2017 23:46 IST
A decomposed body of a man, chopped into pieces and stuffed in two travel bags, was found in an open field behind a temple in outer Delhi’s Najafgarh on Saturday morning.
One of the bags contained the torso of the victim’s body.
The other body parts, including private parts, were found wrapped in a plastic polythene and stuffed in the other bag, said police. The identity of the man could not be established till late on Saturday night. Senior police officers said they found ‘OM’ tattooed on the hands of the man, the one clue that could help them establish his identity.
Police suspect that the man, possibly in his mid 30s, was murdered somewhere else and his body was later cut into pieces, stuffed into two bags and then dumped in an open field near a wall on the backside of Sai Temple in Najafgarh. A case of murder has been registered at the Najafgarh police station.
MN Tiwari, deputy commissioner of police (outer), said the matter came to light when a passerby spotted two red travel bags lying near a wall behind the temple and raised an alarm. Some locals reached there and opened the bags. The locals panicked after seeing the man’s body and one of them called the police control room.
A police team arrived and cordoned off the area immediately. Officials said that no blood stains were found around the spot where the bags were dumped. “It means that the man was murdered somewhere else,” said Tiwari.
The body has been preserved in the mortuary of a government hospital in west Delhi.
Police suspect the man was first drugged and then murdered by his killers. The role of someone known to the victim has not been ruled out. The police were probing the case from revenge angle as well.
“We have informed other police stations across Delhi-NCR about the matter. Efforts are on to prepare a list of complaints about missing men made in the last one week in the police stations,” said an investigator.
First Published: Aug 05, 2017 23:45 IST