AMBALA: The Ambala police have registered a second case of murder in the last two days, as a 23-year-old man was allegedly found murdered under mysterious circumstances in a jungle area of Shahzadpur in the district on Tuesday.
The deceased has been identified as Anil Kumar (23) of Dhanana village in Ambala district, who worked at Paras Hospital in Panchkula.
On the complaint of Anil’s father, Ashok Kumar, the police have booked an unknown and five identified suspects Rinku, Manish Kumar, Shanky, Gaurav and Chandu, all residents of Dhanana village under Section 148 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Shahzadpur police station on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, the family members of deceased Anil protested for about two hours and blocked Ambala-Shahzadpur road, while demanding arrest of accused persons from their village.
Naraingarh DSP Anil Kumar reached the spot and assured the family of taking action.
In his police complaint, Ashok stated to the police, “My son Anil Kumar used to go to his job at Paras Hospital in Panchkula, every morning at 6 am on his bike and return home after work. Anil and his friends Mahipal and Mohit of Tasrauli village of Ambala and manager of the hospital had taken a room on rent in Panchkula, as sometimes he used to get late from work, so he stayed over there.”
“On March 14, Anil had left for job as per his routine but he did not return home for late. At about 8.15 pm, I called Anil, and he told me that he would be getting late and will stay at his room in Panchkula and return to home after work on the next day. On March 15, I called Anil again in the evening at about 5.30 pm, but his mobile phone was answering as switched off. I enquired from his friends who told that Anil had left from office after work on Mahipal’s bike on March 14”, added Ashok.
Ashok said that then he intimated his village sarpanch on March 15 at 9 pm, who asked to go to police in the morning on March 16.
“On Tuesday morning, I went to Shahzadpur police station, where I got a phone call from my younger son Rahul that a dead body was lying in a jungle area in Shahzadpur. I took along the sarpanch and identified Anil from his clothes. A motorcycle was parked at a distance from the dead body and Anil’s phone was also lying damaged nearby. Anil had grievous injuries on his face, neck and chest”, further stated Ashok.
Ashok alleged that about two years ago his son Anil was beaten by some hired men of Sajjan Singh of Dhanana village but the matter was resolved at the family level.
“We came to know that Anil was chatting through WhatsApp with a female (name withheld) of Dhanana village. We suspect that my son has been murdered due this WhatsApp chat following an old enmity by the son of Pala, Rinku, Manish, Shanky, Gaurav and Chandu, all residents of Dhanana village”, added Ashok.
Shahzadpur police station house officer (SHO) inspector Surender said, “As of now we have registered a case on the basis of the statement given by the family of deceased Anil. The case is still being investigated with the support of a crime investigation agency. Anil has grievous injuries in his head and his post-mortem is being conducted.”