Carpenter's body found floating in drain

 A decomposed body of a man was recovered from a drain behind the house of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala in New Delhi on Friday morning, police said.

“We received a call that a body of a man was seen floating by a passerby in the drain at around 11 am on Rajendra Prasad Road. We rushed to the spot and fished out the body which was in a decomposed condition,” said a senior police officer. The body has been sent to Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital for post-mortem. Police identified the victim as Meghru Thakur, 25, who hails from Sitamarhi in Bihar and was living in a slum in Parliament Street area. “When reached his house we found that he was reportedly missing since Thursday,” said the officer.

“He might have consumed alcohol more than his capacity and then died after falling into the drain,” said the officer.

Thakur’s body also had a head injury which he might have received after falling into the drain, police said. Thakur worked as a carpenter in New Delhi Municipal Council .

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