Disabled labourer found dead with head crushed

Wife identifies body, suspects murder over personal enmity

A 35-year-old disabled man was found dead with his head crushed near his house in south-west Delhi’s Najafgarh on Wednesday. The body was identified by his wife. Police suspect he was killed over personal enmity.

Sanjay Kumar worked as a labourer despite a disabled right hand. He lived with wife Anju and two children in Indira Park D-Block in Najafgarh.

According to police, a call was received at the police control room at 7.30 am, reporting that a body was lying on an empty plot at Indira Park D-Block. “Anju also came to the spot on seeing a crowd, and identified her husband’s body on the basis of his clothes,” said a police officer.

Sanjay was declared dead on the spot. “A bloodstained brick was found near the body,” the officer added. Police suspect the same brick was used to kill him as his head was severely crushed.

The body was taken to Rao Tula Ram Memorial Hospital for post-mortem after inspection of the spot by a crime team.

Anju told police that Sanjay left home at 7.30 pm on Tuesday, but did not return. “He was a labourer at the construction site of a flyover near Najafgarh-Chhawla bus stand,” the officer said.

The victim’s wife said Sanjay was a drunkard, and would regularly stay back with colleagues and friends, and often returned home by 4 am.

“Anju claimed that Sanjay had a personal enmity with a man named Meetu, who has criminal history,” the officer said.

Meetu was sharing a house with Sanjay’s brother, to which Sanjay objected due to Meetu’s criminal history. A case of murder has been filed with Najafgarh police station over Anju’s statement.

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