PRAYAGRAJ The brother of Sabir, 40, one of the accused in the Umesh Pal homicide on February 24, was found dead on the banks of Ganga in Manjhanpur space of Kaushambi district on Thursday morning. No blood was found on the spot, however circumstances advised that Zakir, 45, was murdered and his physique dumped at a abandoned spot, mentioned police.
His abdomen was partially eaten by animals whereas there have been harm marks on different components of the physique. However the precise trigger of his demise might be ascertained solely after a autopsy examination, mentioned cops.
Locals noticed the physique on the river financial institution close to Mehmadpur village. It was later recognized as that of Mohd Zakir, a local of Mariadih village, Prayagraj.
Zakir’s uncle Shamsuddin and different members of the household reached the mortuary and confirmed his identification. They knowledgeable the police that Zakir was in jail in reference to the homicide of his spouse and was not too long ago launched on bail. He was in melancholy, they added.
Investigations revealed that Zakir had reached his sister’s residence in Kaushambi on February 21. On February 27, he left for his residence in Mariadih, however was lacking since then. His kin raised suspicion that he was murdered however didn’t identify anybody. Police officers mentioned Zakir was additionally concerned in legal actions. Ramesh Patel, SHO, Kokhraj police station mentioned the physique had been despatched for post-mortem and investigations have been on into the case.