Former boxer found shot dead at home in Gr Noida
Greater Noida: A 27-year-old former international boxer was found murdered with gunshot injuries at his residence in AVJ Heights multi-storey apartment at Sector Zeta-3 of Greater Noida on Friday.
Police said the deceased, Jitendra Mann, had been working as an instructor at a gym in Alpha-1 area.
"Mann had earlier contested in many junior level international boxing championships in Uzbekistan, Cuba, France, Russia and other countries, but left boxing seven months ago due to an injury. He then joined a gym as an instructor, where he gave training," said a senior police official.
The incident was reported around 2 pm on Friday, when one of Mann's friends, upon being unable to contact him through phone, went to Mann's flat to check on him.
"Mann's friend Pritam Tokas and some family members went to his flat, as he had not been coming to the gym for the last two days and his phone was switched off.
"When they reached in the multi-storey apartment, they saw his flat was locked from the outside. They forced open the door and found Mann and lying in a pool of blood, and informed the police" said Suniti Singh, Superintendent of Police (Rural), Gautam Buddh Nagar.
"During investigation, we found that Mann was killed two days ago, and multiple gunshot wounds were found on his body and head. The assailants also took away his mobile phone and locked the door from outside," she added.
"The body has been recovered and sent for post-mortem. We have registered a case of murder against unknown person, based on the statements of his family members. A probe is on to identify the accused," the police official further said.
Mann, a native of Haryana, was a national-level boxing champion and had formerly represented Delhi. In 2008, he had registered for Haryana State Boxing.