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Gujarat: Policeman found murdered at Ahmedabad Crime Branch

The police suspect a person who was brought to the DCB office at Gaekwad Haveli for questioning in connection with a loot and narcotics case, to be behind the murder.

Written by Satish Jha | Ahmedabad | Updated: April 21, 2016 12:59:07 pm
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A police constable posted at Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) was found murdered early on Thursday morning in his office.

The police suspect a person who was brought to the DCB office at Gaekwad Haveli for questioning in connection with a loot and narcotics case, to be behind the murder.

The DCB officials at around 7 am found constable Chandrakant Makwana, in his late 30s, dead in the office of a police sub-inspector with pool of blood spread across the office. The suspect has been identified as Manish Balani who allegedly hit the cop on his head and face with an iron rod and ran away from the scene.

Police Inspector RR Sarvaiya said that Makwana had brought Balani, a suspect in a loot and narcotics case for questioning who officials said hit Makwana with an iron pipe on his head and face which caused his death.

“Makwana was alone with Balani during the questioning late in the night. We don’t know yet that how and from where the pipe was brought in the room. But we suspect Balani behind the murder of Makwana. We have sent different teams behind Balani who is originally a resident of Jaipur in Rajasthan,” Sarvaiya said.

Officials said that the reason behind murdering Makwana is not known. They said that this is perhaps the first time when such an incident has taken place in the DCB office.

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