Body of missing boy, 19, found ‘in two pieces’ on train tracks in Gurugram with hands tied to tracks using shoelaces
- Boy left to go to school but his school teacher called family to check on him after he was marked absent
- His body was found in two pieces on the track with handkerchief stuffed in his mouth and both legs tied to the track
- ‘He was murdered and we have strong suspicion that his friends could have been involved in it,’ said deceased’s brother
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A 19-year-old boy’s body was found on a railway track in Gurugram, police said on Thursday.
The deceased, named as Diwakar, was a Class 12 student and lived with his family in the upmarket RK Puram locality in south Delhi.
He was missing since Tuesday after he left home for school. His body was found in two pieces on the track with handkerchief stuffed in his mouth and both legs tied to the track with shoelaces in Sector 9 area of Gurugram.
Dinesh Kumar, Diwakar’s father, said: ‘My son left home on December 12 to go to school. But we were shocked when his school teacher called us to inquire as he was absent that day.
‘We called our relatives and his friends but no one had any idea about his whereabouts. Finally, we registered a missing person’s complaint with RK Puram police station and requested police to circulate his photographs in Delhi as well as neighbouring cities.
I received a call from Gurugram GRP the next day about a youth found dead on the railway track and his identity was similar to that of the photograph,’ Kumar said.
Kumar and other family members rushed to the place and identified the dead person as Diwakar.
‘The circumstances in which Diwakar’s body was found on the railway track indicates foul play. He was murdered and we have strong suspicion that his friends could have been involved in it,’ said Sudhakar Kumar, the deceased’s brother.
The family members have decided not to cremate his body till cops assure proper investigation. The incident spread shock waves among RWA members of RK Puram and they all came in support of the family.
Diwakar’s father and brother maintained that since he went missing from Delhi, therefore Delhi police should investigate the case.
However, an official RK Puram police station spokesperson said the body was found in Gurugram, and hence, it should be Gurugram police who would investigate this case.
When contacted, Ravinder Yadav, Gurugram police PRO, said it was a case of blind murder registered against unknown persons in Sector 9 police station.
‘We have been analysing call details of the deceased to find out who all were in touch with him on December 12 and 13, especially the last call.
‘We have also requested our Delhi counterparts to provide CCTV footage, if any, in this case,’ said Kumar.