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DMRC employee found dead in basement of Metro Bhavan

DMRC employee found dead in basement of Metro Bhavan

NEW DELHI: The body of a 33-year-old DMRC employee was found in the basement of the Metro Bhawan early morning on Monday. The deceased was identified as Mahesh Prajapati, originally from Varanasi and was residing in Govindpuri area of South Delhi. According to police, Prajapati worked as a maintenance fitter in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. According to a CCTV footage, Prajapati was last seen on March 22 moving towards the stairs on the seventh floor of Metro Bhawan.

"A missing person report was filed in Barakhamba Road police station on the next day," Madhur Verma, DCP (New Delhi) said.

The body of Prajapati was discovered in the basement of the Metro Bhavan on Monday by a security guard. Prajapati allegedly committed suicide as he might have jumped from a substantial height, police said adding that no suicide not was found near the body.

"Proceedings under 174 CrPC have been initiated," Verma said. Prajapati got married on December 15 last year and both husband and wife were having a matrimonial dispute ever since their marriage. His wife left him exactly a month after they tied the knot. Further probe is underway, the officer said.

"Prima facie, it appears that the incident may have taken place on the evening of Friday (March 22) when the office was closing for the weekend. The office reopened on Monday morning only and the body was noticed. DMRC is taking up the matter with the security agency responsible for the security of the Metro Bhawan as to how they could not detect the body earlier and to ensure that all areas are properly sanitized in future," DMRC said in its statement.

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