Man’s headless body found stuffed in plastic bag near Delhi’s Khalsa College

The body of an unidentified man — head and arms missing — was found stuffed in a black plastic bag near the Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa college bus stop in Delhi University’s North Campus on Sunday morning, according to the police.

A case of murder has been registered but the police are yet to find any clues about the identity of the victim.

The bag was spotted by a passerby at around 8 am, according to deputy commissioner of police (North) Nupur Prasad. The man informed the police control room, and when investigators reached the spot, they could see blood oozing out of the bag. “A body was found stuffed. The head and both the arms were missing. There were no bullet or stab wounds,” Prasad said. A police officer said they suspect the man was murdered somewhere else and the body was dumped at North Campus. A search is on for the missing body parts.

“There have been many instances in the past where killers dumped headless bodies to ensure a delay in establishing the identity of the victim. In this case, the man’s arms are also missing. We suspect his arms may have had identification marks such his name tattooed on one of them,” said the officer who asked not to be named.

Prasad said police stations in Delhi and adjoining states have been informed about the recovery of the body and all available details and photographs have been uploaded on the unidentified bodies list on the zonal integrated police network website.

“We are preparing a list of men who have been reported missing at different police stations in the last one week. Our first priority is to identify the man. Once the identification is done, it will become easy for us to establish the motive behind the murder and identity of his killers,” she added.

Till Sunday evening, investigators were looking at the footage from CCTV cameras installed close to the bus stop and the roads leading there to find out how the bag containing the body was transported there, but were yet to make any headway.

In November 2016, the bodies of two women — one decapitated and another mutilated — were found in south Delhi ‘s Munirka. Police had then suspected the role of a serial killer because that month two more mutilated bodies of a man and a woman were found within a radius of 10 km in south Delhi. Police later solved the two Munirka murders with the arrest of two men and said that the murders were a result of monetary dispute.

First Published: Aug 05, 2018 23:06 IST

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