BHOPAL: Mukesh Dube, an RTI activist and who is also accused in at least nine criminal cases, was found murdered in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday morning.
Dube (32) originally hails from Mainpuri district of West UP and was found dead in the jungles of Matkora area by the residents of Ghuraiya Basial village.
Following which the matter was notified to cops at Sumawali police station, 500 km from Bhopal.
Police said that Dube, a resident of Morena town, was brought to the jungles by the perpetrators and was allegedly murdered after being hit with heavy objects, including a baseball bat.
Morena district police superintendent Aditya Pratap Singh told the New Indian Express, "It's a clear-cut case of murder and a case under Section 302 of IPC has been lodged against unidentified accused."
Primary investigations also revealed that Dube, whose name figured in the Goonda list of Sumawali police station, was accused in nine cases of physical assault, cheating and fraud, causing mischief by fire, besides Arms Act cases, said Singh.
Further probe revealed that Dube was often filing RTI applications particularly to figure out irregularities in village panchayats of Morena district, owing to which he had made several enemies.
Sources in Morena district police, meanwhile, confided that there was a possibility that Dube was filing RTI applications to blackmail people and extort money and that the murder was perpetrated by people who were allegedly being blackmailed by Dube, sources added.
The Sumawali police station staff probing the matter said they had managed to get vital clues about the killing, which would be worked out within a few days.