The Gurgaon police have identified the half-charred body,which was found in Bandwadi area near DLF Phase I on Wednesday,as that of Devendra Kumar,a constable with Haryana Police. He was posted at Haryana Bhavan in New Delhi.
According to police,Kumar was allegedly abducted from his native place Hodal in Palwal district,a couple of days ago. His family had lodged a complaint of kidnapping against unknown persons at the Hodal police station on Tuesday.
Kumar had gone to Hodal to visit his family. On Tuesday,around 7.30 pm he received a call after which he got out of the house with his dog. He had a conversation with someone standing outside,and left with the man and a few others in a car. We believe there was no force and Kumar willingly went with them, said a
However,when Kumar did not return home that night,family members felt something was wrong and lodged a complaint at the local police station the next day,police said.
On Wednesday,Gurgaon police recovered the body from near DLF Phase I after being alerted by passersby. The body was half-charred and difficult to identify. During investigation,we came to know about the kidnapping case lodged in Hodal. We got in touch with Kumars family,who helped us identify the body as that of Kumars. A post-mortem examination has been conducted, said DCP (East) Maheshwar Dayal.
The postmortem report said Kumar had been strangulated,said police. They are now investigating if Kumar was strangulated in one place and the body burnt somewhere else. The case has been transferred to Palwal Police where an FIR of Kumars abduction has already been registered.
We are yet to trace the kidnappers or the motive behind the murder. Investigation is on and we will nab the guilty soon, said the police officer.