KANPUR: A 26-year-old private factory worker, who had gone missing from Barra area of the city on Friday, was found murdered at Rindh river in Bidhnoo area on Saturday.
He was identified as Vinay Prabhakar, a machine operator at a private factory in Chaubeypur area and was a resident of a resident of Manohar Nagar near Ram Janki temple in Barra.
Investigations revealed that Vinay had left house on a bike on Friday evening saying that he was going to his friend’s house in the Barra-8 area.
“On Friday, he left for his Barra- 8 friend Lalu’s house around 7 pm on his bike. However, Vinay did not return to his family. They were later approached by the police in the early hours of Saturday, who apprised them about his dead body with grievous wounds caused by sharp-edged weapons on his neck lying near Rindh river in Bidhnoo while his bike found to be parked near Thakur crossing near at Karrahi road,” said police further.
The police said that Vinay was allegedly hacked to death by his friend Lalu and his aide Arush, a resident of Gujaini.
“During preliminary findings it came to fore that Vinay had transferred a photo of his friend Lalu posing with some woman from the latter’s mobile phone to his mobile phone and was blackmailing him to make it viral on social media. On Friday, Lalu invited Vinay to his house and with the help of Arush hacked him to death. They dumped his body near Rindh river in Bidhnoo and fled,” said police further and added that the murder came to light after Lalu’s parents apprised police about his and his friend Arush’s suspicious activities at their house.
The police took Lalu and Arush into custody and recovered Vinay’s body from near Rindh river and motorcycle from Thakur crossing at Karrahi road.
“We are investigating the case and have taken both Lalu and Arush into custody for questioning,” said SP South Deepak Bhuker.