A deputy basic supervisor with Bharat Heavy Electricals Restricted (BHEL) was shot useless by unknown individuals on Wednesday evening at a abandoned stretch in Noida Sector 105 whereas he was returning dwelling from the metro station.
Police mentioned prima facie they had been treating the incident as a case of homicide for theft since his wrist watch, pockets and cellular phone had been reportedly lacking.
The space between the sufferer’s residence and the spot the place his physique was discovered is hardly one kilometre.
The sufferer, Amit Pandey (41), labored on the BHEL workplace in Lodhi Street in New Delhi and lived at his condo at Sapphire Tower 2 in Sector 104.
Pandey, a local of Benaras, lived alone in his condo. He was divorced just a few years in the past.
Police mentioned Pandey was reportedly lacking since 8pm on Wednesday and a lacking criticism was filed by his brother-in-law Prabhat Dwivedi at Sector 39 police station on Thursday morning.
Pandey’s colleagues had launched a seek for him on Thursday morning and round four.40pm on Thursday, one in all them discovered his physique close to a drain in Sector 105.
In accordance with buddies and colleagues, Pandey used to take the Metro to work and walked dwelling from the Noida Metropolis Centre Metro station to his residence on foot, a distance of greater than eight kilometres.
“He used to stroll dwelling from Noida Metropolis Centre for well being causes. When he went lacking, we appeared in all of the hospitals of Noida and Delhi however discovered nothing. Then we began checking the route which Pandey used to take dwelling from Noida Metropolis Centre and at four.40pm discovered his physique close to a drain at a abandoned stretch,” mentioned Sanjay Singh, an worker at BHEL workplace, Lodhi Street, New Delhi.
“His telephone, pockets and wrist watch had been lacking. His id card was left behind,” added Singh.
The sufferer’s brother-in-law Prabhat Dwivedi mentioned that he final spoke with him round eight.30pm on Wednesday.
“We spoke for a couple of minutes and he informed me that he could be reaching dwelling within the subsequent 15 minutes. He went lacking after that and his telephone was unreachable. I lodged a lacking criticism within the morning,” mentioned Dwivedi, a resident of Panchsheel Vihar, New Delhi.
In accordance with police, one bullet harm was discovered on his physique, which has been despatched for postmortem.
“A bullet harm was discovered on the physique between his neck and chest. An FIR has been lodged towards unknown individuals for homicide,” mentioned Avnish Dixit, station home officer, police station sector 39.
The relations of Pandey are anticipated to achieve Noida by Friday.