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UP cop’s bruised body found in drain

16 Jun, 2024 09:30 IST|Sakshi Post

Kanpur (UP), June 16 (IANS) A badly bruised body of a Head Constable was found in a drain in Kanpur on Saturday.

Police said that the victim, identified as 55-year-old Khem Chandra, was posted at the police lines. His body was recovered from a drain at the Bhagwat Dass Ghat with severe injuries on his face, fingers and lower abdomen.

Khem’s son Jitendra, a trainee sub-inspector with Pheelkhana Police has got an FIR registered claiming that his father was murdered.

Jitendra also took to social media platform X, pleading for justice and expressing confidence in the police department’s ability to solve the case.

Jitendra said that his father had gone for a walk on Friday and did not return home.

DCP (East) Sharavan Kumar Singh said that local residents told the police that they saw dogs feeding on the victim’s body near the crime scene on Saturday.

He said that the victim’s police belt was found lying nearby.

DCP Singh emphasised that investigations are on. He said police teams formed to work out the case have been working tirelessly. Despite efforts, no eyewitnesses have come forward to shed any light on the incident.

He also mentioned that a CCTV camera captured Khem Chandra heading towards a liquor store and leaving a short while later. Khem Chandra was not seen on CCTV after this.

Police said that they were awaiting the postmortem examination report to reach any conclusion and added that the report would help ascertain if Khem Chandra’s death was an accident or murder.

Disclaimer: This story has not been edited by the Sakshi Post team and is auto-generated from syndicated feed.

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