Techie's body found on railways tracks

Techie's body found on railways tracks

Victims father identifies him, police now investigate whether it was murder or suicide

A software engineer, who went missing on September 9 from his house in Safdarjung Enclave, was found dead on a railway track at Hodal in Palwal in Haryana, police said.

Sumit Parihar’s body was identified by his father Devender Parihar on Monday after Delhi Police approached their counterparts in Palwal. Devender lives in Mathura and runs a transport business.

Palwal police said the body of a youth was found on a railway track on September 10, a day after Sumit went missing from his house. After not being identified for three days, the Government Railway Police of Palwal cremated the body.

A missing person complaint was filed with Safdarjung Enclave police station on September 10.

The youth left his house without informing his family members about where he was going. A week after, his family members protested at police station in Delhi, following which police filed a case of kidnapping on Sunday.

Sunil Parihar was staying at his uncle’s house at Krishna Nagar in Safdarjung Enclave.
“He left the house at 3 pm on September 9 without carrying his wallet,” said Shailender Singh, a cousin of Sunil.

“When he did not return by midnight, we started calling him on his mobile, but it was unreachable. The next morning we approached police and lodged a missing person compliant,” Shailender added.

Sumit worked in a software company in Noida sector 63. “We are trying to ascertain whether he committed suicide or was killed,” said a senior police officer.

A team of Delhi Police went to Palwal after his cellphone was traced at Hodal. Devender made the identification on the basis of his son’s clothes. His mobile phone and footwear were missing from the spot, an official said.

Police found that Sumit’s mobile had dual SIM facility, and one of the numbers was used a day after he went missing.

Around 7 am, a labourer identified as Kamlesh was called from that number. When
Kamlesh was traced, he said he did receive the call, but it seemed to be dialled by mistake as the call got disconnected after a few seconds.

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