Cops recover missing constable's corpse

A 45-year-old Delhi Police constable, who was missing since Tuesday, was found dead at south-west Delhi’s Dhaula Kuan on Saturday.

Suresh Singh, who hailed from Haryana’s Jind district, was posted with Anand Parbat police station. Police said his decomposed body was found around 10 am.

“The incident came to light when a passerby spotted the body in bushes at Dhaula Kuan forest area and informed police,” a police officer said.

The corpse was shifted to AIIMS for a post-mortem. “Prima facie, it seems Suresh was given a poisonous substance which killed him,” the officer added.

Police said the body was decomposed, but refused presence of any injury mark on it. Sources, however, contradicted the statement claiming marks were present on his neck and chest.

Suresh was sent to the President’s estate on Tuesday to collect some departmental documents. “Suresh was supposed return to Anand Parbat police station before 4 pm, but did not turn up,” the officer said.

Suresh’s senior officers tried to contact him, but his mobile phone was found switched off. At this, his number was put on technical surveillance and the location was traced to Dhaula Kuan.

A missing report was also registered with Anand Parbat police station on Tuesday. Police are waiting for the post-mortem report to establish the exact cause of death.

“It is not yet clear whether Suresh committed suicide or was killed. We are investigating it from all angles,” the officer added. A case will be lodged with Delhi Cantonment police station on basis of the post-mortem report.

Suresh is survived by wife Kamla, 40, daughter Suman, 20, and son Praveen, 16.

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