NEW DELHI: A 35-year-old Delhi Police constable was today found murdered inside a car in outer Delhi's Bawana area.
Sandeep Bharadwaj, posted at Supreme Court security unit of Delhi Police, was a resident of outer Delhi's Kanjhawla area and locals there had last seen him last evening, DCP (Outer) Vikramjit Singh said. It has also emerged that Bharadwaj was absent from duty for last five days without any prior notice.
According to the police, Bharadwaj's body was found inside a Maruti SX4 car parked along the Nangal Thakran Road in outer Delhi's Bawana. Locals saw the body around 7 AM and called up the police control room. A police team was rushed to the spot and the first thing they saw was blood stains outside and on the body of the car, inside which Bharadwaj's body was found, lying in a pool of blood. There were blood stains on the car's trunk too.
"Bharadwaj sustained several stab injuries and other deep wounds, suggesting that he was allegedly thrashed. His body has been sent for a postmortem examination to ascertain the cause and time of death, apart from other vital leads in the probe," the police official said. Prima facie, it appears like a case of personal enmity.
The special crime team of district police was also rushed to the spot to collect crucial evidences, the official said. When police tracked the vehicle's registration number, it emerged that the car belonged to a resident of outer Delhi's Kirari area, who is being questioned by the police. He is a friend of Bharadwaj, to whom he often lent his car, but has so far claimed to have no idea about where he went yesterday.
Bharadwaj had joined Delhi Police around 14 years ago, after the death of his father, who was also a Delhi Police sub-inspector. Bharadwaj's wife separated from him a few years ago and he used to lived with his mother, who had gone to Nasik to attend the Kumbh festival, the official added. The police have registered a case under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC.