Headless and nude body found in Delhi’s Green Park crematorium
The headless and nude body of a man was found in the wooded area of a cremation ground in south Delhi’s Green Park. Police said the private parts of the man were found severed.
His hands were tied with a shirt, vest, and a yellow nylon rope. The man’s head was found about 50 metres from the spot where the body was found.
Special commissioner of police (south zone) RP Upadhyay said police are probing the murder is a “crime of passion” and suspect it may have been planned in advance.
“We have registered a case of murder at the Safdarjung Enclave police station. A team has been formed to identify the dead man and nab the killers,” he said.
“A pair of blue jeans, black and red shoes were found near the body. The head was missing. We found a plastic friendship band, a steel bracelet and a rakhi around his right wrist. Except the word Nanda tattooed on his right arm, we did not find any identification mark or documents from the crime spot,” said the officer.
Devesh Chandra Shrivastava, joint commissioner of police (south range), said a search operation with the help of sniffer dogs was launched in the area to recover the missing head. “The team found the head some 50 metres away. The body has been preserved in the mortuary for identification purposes,” said Shrivastava.
An investigator said prime facie it appeared that the man was murdered somewhere else and his body was dumped at the isolated place to mislead police.
The man’s right arm had the word “Nanda” tattooed in it, police said.
“Our first priority is to identify the man. Once we identify him, it will become easy for us to establish the motive behind the murder and identity of his killers,” the officer said.