Kharsawan police conduct investigation on missing person report
Mail News Service
Saraikela, Dec 9: A decomposed body of a worker was recovered on Wednesday evening from under material storage in Shri Cement Company’s scrap section. The deceased was identified as Hazaribagh resident Mahendra Prajapati by the supervisor of the labour supplier Dashrath Sao.
According to information the deceased Mahendra Prajapati had been reported missing since five days. His family members filed a complaint in the Kharsawan police station following which the PS OC Prakash Rajak along with a police force inspected the Shri cement campus.
A foul stench in the company’s campus was reported on Wednesday and the Kharsawan police team visited the place again. The probe this time led to the recovery of the deceased worker’s body from under material piles in the company’s scrap yard. The body was taken in the company’s ambulance for post mortem to the Sadar Hospital. Two other vehicles accompanied the ambulance in which the body of the deceased worker Mahendra Prajapati was being carried. The men in the accompanying vehicles somehow managed to put the body in the hospital’s autopsy premises and then escaped. In their haste to escape they took away the keys of the autopsy department. After a long search, the labour supplier’s supervisor brought along the lost keys.
On be contacted, Kharsawan police station Officer In-charge Prakash Rajak said that on receipt of complaint of the missing person, the police had launched a continuous search. “Today, when we received news of a foul odor emanating in the Shri Cement campus we rushed back and recovered the body from the scarp section of the company. We are investigating the matter keeping both, accident and murder options open. The actual cause will only be known after the autopsy report is received,” the Kharsawan OC revealed.