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Boxer shot dead, body found in his Greater Noida flat

Police said Jitender Mann had participated in many junior international boxing championships.

noida Updated: Jan 13, 2018 10:58 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
Jitender Mann,Boxer found dead,Greater Noida
Police at Jitender Mann’s rented flat in AVJ Heights, Zeta 1, Greater Noida. Officials said his body had decomposed.(Sourced)

A 27-year-old boxer was found murdered on Friday with multiple gunshot injuries at his flat in a multi-storey apartment in Greater Noida, police said.

Police said Jitender Mann had participated in many junior international boxing championships.

He was found dead by his friend Pritam Tokas and some family members when they went to check on him around 2pm at AVJ Heights in ZETA Sector 3 here.

“After leaving boxing about seven months ago due to injury, Mann was working as a gym instructor. He had not gone to the gym for two days and his phone was also found switched off,” superintendent of police (rural) Suniti told IANS.

His family stays in Munirka in south Delhi. They suspected foul play and came along with Tokas to his flat.

“The flat was locked from outside. They forced open the door and found Mann lying dead in a pool of blood,” she said.

Mann was killed two days ago. The body has been sent for post-mortem.

“Mann, a native of Haryana, had contested many junior boxing matches in Uzbekistan, Cuba, France, Russia and other countries. He was national champion and played for Delhi,” Tokas, a national-level boxer, told IANS.

The decomposed body of a 28-year-old national-level boxer was found in a flat in Greater Noida on Friday, police said.

The incident came into light on Friday afternoon after the police broke open the door of the rented flat in AVJ Heights, Zeta 1, Greater Noida. The deceased has been identified as Jitendra Mann.

Police opened his house after they were approached by the deceased’s cousin and friends. When police entered the house, they found Mann’s body lying on the floor with four bullet injuries. He was shot once in the head and thrice in his back.

According to the police, Mann was working as a gym trainer in Alpha 1 area of Greater Noida. The deceased was last seen on Wednesday. When he didn’t turn up for work, his clients at the gym tried getting in touch with him but couldn’t get through.

When Mann’s calls went unattended, people from his workplace got in touch with his cousin who then went to his flat. A foul smell was coming from Mann’s house after which police was informed to open the house.

Mann has participated in national level boxing competitions, police said. The deceased had shifted three months ago to the AVJ Heights flat. Mann is a resident of Delhi.

Police has taken the CCTV footage from the building to know who visited Mann in the last one week. “The deceased was shot dead. We have registered a case of murder. Till now, we don’t know who is behind this gruesome crime but our investigations are on in the matter. We are analysing the CCTV footage and soon we will be able to crack the case,” said Akhilesh Pradhan, Station House Officer, Surajpur.

Mobile phone of the deceased was also found missing from the flat, police said.

First Published: Jan 12, 2018 21:16 IST