APMC officer found dead near Azad Mandi
NEW DELHI: A security officer of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) was found dead under mysterious circumstances on Wednesday morning near Azadpur Mandi in north west Delhi.
His body was found near the APMC building and the locals suspect he has been murdered.
A senior police officer said that deceased, Sumer Singh, who was a security officer with the Azadpur APMC was found dead near the APMC building at around 5.30 am on Wednesday.
Soon the police was informed and the body was taken to Babu Jagjivan Ram Memorial Hospital for autopsy, adding that several wounds were found on the body of the victim.
Locals who have gathered at the spot suspect that he has been shot dead. However, Deputy Commissioner of Police Milind Mahadeo Dumbere did not confirm whether Singh actually died due to bullet injuries, saying they were waiting for the autopsy report to establish the cause of death.
"It would be too early to say he died of gunshot injuries and hence we are waiting for the post mortem report," said the officer.
The cops are probing all angles in the case and the police is questioning every person he was closely in touch with or has some business dealings.
It is still unclear how he died though speculations run high that he was most probably murdered.
The Delhi police is in touch with the family members to know if he has hinted regarding some threat to his life.
The CCTV around the area where Sumer Singh was found dead are also being scanned by the police.
Meanwhile, the traders of Azadpur mandi staged a protest and shouted slogans against the police and deteriorating law and order situation in the area later in the day.