A 42-YEAR-OLD army officer was found dead under mysterious circumstances near a bus stand in northwest Delhi’s Swaroop Nagar area on Tuesday afternoon. According to police, Lance Havildar Subhash Chandra was returning to Delhi to join duty from his hometown in Jammu and Kashmir.
DCP (northwest) Milind Dumbere told The Indian Express that Chandra had got off the bus to get some snacks. However, he did return to the vehicle. “A passenger spotted Chandra’s luggage and alerted the driver. The bus conductor found an ID card in the luggage and informed his family in Jammu.
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Meanwhile, our patrolling staff spotted the body lying near Swaroop Nagar bus stand,” said the DCP.
He added that no external injuries were found on the body.
“The cause of death will be ascertained once the postmortem report is out. The body has been preserved for autopsy at Babu Jagjivan Ram Hospital. His family members will reach Delhi by Wednesday,” said the DCP.
Prima facie, police have ruled out the possibility of robbery as his mobile and wallet were not stolen. Chandra is survived by his wife and two children.
In a separate incident, bodies of two young men were found in Jhinjhana area near the Kairana-Shamli district border on Monday morning, hours after Diwali celebrations in the area had ended. Police said the bodies are yet to be identified.
According to police, passersby found the bodies by the side of the road. “The bodies were covered with polythene bags and their legs were tied with a torn bed sheet,” said Kuldeep Kumar, SHO Jhinjhana police station, Shamli.