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Body found in Greater Noida mall

The body was spotted by the security guards after which a team of police officials rushed to the spot and recovered the body. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

noida Updated: Jul 21, 2017 22:40 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
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The body of an 18-year-old man was found on the premises of Ansal Plaza Mall in Knowledge Park area of Greater Noida on Friday afternoon.(Representative photo)

The body of an 18-year-old man was found on the premises of Ansal Plaza Mall in Knowledge Park area of Greater Noida on Friday afternoon. The body was found in a bush, behind the main building, the police said.

The police said that the deceased has been identified as Hardeep Singh. The body was spotted by the security guards after which a team of police officials rushed to the spot and recovered the body. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.

The circle officer of Greater Noida-1, Amit Kishore Shrivastava, said they were informed of the body through a police control room call around 12.35pm on Friday. “There were injury marks on the head and hands. Singh was carrying an Aadhaar card that helped us in establishing his identity,” Shrivastava said.

Singh, whose family moved to the city from Bulandshahr, lived with his parents in a rented accommodation in Surajpur. He was a student of class 9 in a government school.

The police also said that the clothes of the deceased were also torn, which hint that he was beaten up before being killed. The family of the deceased told the police that Singh had left home around 10.30am on Friday.

“The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination and we are awaiting its results. The family members said that Singh met with an accident a few days ago. However, they did not point to any possible enemies or rivals,” said Shrivastava.

He also said that the victim’s family has not filed a complaint in this regard. The police are questioning the security guards of the shopping mall and other locals at the spot to ascertain the sequence of events. Footage from CCTV cameras is also being analysed for clues pertaining to the incident.

“In the footage captured by one of the cameras, we saw Singh entering the mall through a small gate but his movements could not be traced after that. He was wearing trousers and a T-shirt,” Shrivastava said.

The officials of the mall management were unavailable for comments despite repeated attempts.

First Published: Jul 21, 2017 22:40 IST