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SP leader found dead in Noida

‘Murder case filed, suicide not ruled out’.

By: Express News Service | Noida |
April 22, 2014 1:21:26 am

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The body of a Gautam Buddh Nagar district secretary of the Samajwadi Party, Anil Yadav (28), was found in a flat in Noida’s Sector-71 area on Sunday night. Senior police officers said the post-mortem report shows that Yadav died due to asphyxiation caused by hanging.

While suicide has not been ruled out so far, police said they have registered a case of murder against two persons, based on a complaint from Yadav’s family. A woman named as accused in the complaint used to stay in the flat in which the body was found.

Senior police officers said the woman named in the complaint had called police as well as Yadav’s family to tell them that he had committed suicide. “However, she is now absconding and we have registered a case of murder against her and one other person. The complaint was received from Anil Yadav’s brother,” Yogesh Singh, Superintendent of Police(City), said.

Senior police officers said according to Sunil Yadav’s account to them, his brother left home on Sunday afternoon to collect money from someone who he had given a loan, but did not return.

“In his complaint, Sunil Yadav said Anil’s wife got a call from a woman, saying that he had committed suicide. He reportedly rushed to the Sector-71 house and found it locked from outside. His brother was allegedly lying on the floor inside, with a slash on his wrist and an injury on the head. A dupatta was draped around the ceiling fan. Sunil took Anil to the hospital but he was declared dead on arrival,” a senior police officer said.

Yogesh Singh said while the police control room was called by the same woman, but Sunil had already taken his body to the hospital by the time police arrived.

“The family of the victim alleged that he was killed because he was in the process of recovering a large amount of money, and he met the woman and another person in this regard. There seem to be missing links. The accused herself called the family and police, which is unusual. The focus is on apprehending the two people mentioned in the FIR,” Yogesh Singh said.

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