Kidnapped local leader found dead

A 28-year-old local political leader from Najafgarh, who was kidnapped on Monday, was found dead with bullet injuries in Haryana’s Bahadurgarh on Tuesday.

The victim Varun Jagda served as the vice president of Indian National Lok Dal’s Najafgarh unit, a senior police officer told Deccan Herald. “He had earlier contested the councillor elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket from the area,” the officer added.

Jagda was a property dealer by profession and was allegedly taken away from his office in Najafgarh’s Sainik Farm at 6.30 pm on Monday. His family approached police alleging that he had been kidnapped. 

Police in Najafgarh had registered a case of abduction, and said they had begun investigations when they learnt of Jagda’s bullet-riddled body being found in an agricultural field in Bahadurgarh’s Laua village on Tuesday. The body was soon identified as that of Jagda’s and four bullets were found to be pumped into him.Case registered

A case of murder was registered at Bahadurgarh and post-mortem conducted on the body even as police in Najafgarh were informed on Wednesday. “The body was handed over to us and we have begun investigations,” the officer said.Police said though his abductors and murderers remain at large, one of the people who had called him away from his office is likely to be identified soon.

One of Jagda’s help at the office is providing police with some information on who all had met him through Monday, and with whom he had left the office. However, nothing concrete has emerged so far, the officer said. The victim’s call record details are being scanned to ascertain with whom he was in contact on Monday.

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