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Missing youth’s body found with bullet wound

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Friends allegedly killed him over money

A 23-year-old youth from Ghodi Bachheda village in Greater Noida’s Dadri, who was reported missing since December 27, was found dead near Sauro Ghat in Kasganj district on Monday morning, the police said.

They said that the deceased was allegedly killed by four of his friends in the village who first abducted and later killed him over some money that he owed to them.

The deceased has been identified as Dharmendra, who hailed from Ghodi Bachheda where he lives with his wife, a son and a daughter. The police said that Dharmendra did farming for a living.

He had gone missing on December 27 morning, after which his family had filed a missing person’s report. Dharmendra’s body, which had a bullet injury, was found at Sauro Ghat on Monday morning.

Vishnu, a family friend of the deceased said that he had left with four of his friends around 6 a.m. on December 27, but did not return home. “After his phone was found switched off, we suspected a foul play. The family then approached the local police station with a complaint against the four men with whom he had left. The police even detained two of them in the case,” Vishnu said.

Dharmendra’s family members identified his body after it was found on Monday. The family members also staged a protest against the police at Pari Chowk in Greater Noida for a delay in the inquiry in the matter.

“We were informed about the incident a day after the victim had gone missing. The accused were nabbed later. The accused revealed during interrogation that they had gone to Kasganj in a carto buy a countrymade pistol. They said that on their way back, a bullet accidentally got fired and hit Dharmendra and he was killed. They said they left him there and came back,” said Vinit Jaiswal, Superintendent of Police (Rural). The police are awaiting a written complaint from the deceased’s family and a case will be filed against the accused under relevant IPC Sections after the same.

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