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Updated: May 2, 2014 18:21 IST

RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma found dead in Noida

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In this file photo RTI activists stage a protest against the alleged murder of Udupi-based RTI activist Vasudeva Adiga, in Bangalore. On Thursday, RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma was found dead in a burnt car. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
In this file photo RTI activists stage a protest against the alleged murder of Udupi-based RTI activist Vasudeva Adiga, in Bangalore. On Thursday, RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma was found dead in a burnt car. Photo: K. Murali Kumar

An RTI activist was found dead in a burnt car near Eldeco Crossing in Greater Noida, police said on Friday.

Chandra Mohan Sharma’s charred body was found inside his car on Thursday night after passersby informed the police that the vehicle caught fire, a police official said.

Mr. Sharma was an employee at Honda car company and he was returning home on Thursday night after duty, one of his relatives said.

Mr. Sharma’s body was charred beyond recognition and his relatives identified the body on Friday, according to police.

Mr. Sharma’s relatives alleged he was murdered and he was getting threatening calls from the mafia whose deed he had exposed through RTI.

Police said body has been sent for post mortem and investigation is on from all possible angles, including murder.

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