Missing driver found murdered at Taloja
A 35-year-old driver from Vikhroli, who went missing on June 11, was found murdered at Mital village in Taloja on Tuesday evening.
Some villagers spotted the body at an isolated spot and informed the police.
According to the police, Ankush Chavan, who drove tourists’ vehicle, left home for work on Saturday morning. However he did not return home. His family members registered a missing person’s case with the police.
“Around 5pm on Tuesday, the body was found in our area. We identified him from the documents we recovered from his pockets. He had severe injury marks on its stomach. The body was decomposed and so we have not been able to ascertain how he was murdered,” said a police officer from Taloja police station.
The police sent the body to Panvel rural hospital for post mortem and then handed it to his family. The post-mortem reports are yet to come.
“The reason behind the murder is yet to be ascertained. Personal enmity could be a motive of the crime. We are now investigating the case and hope to solve it soon,” another police officer said.
The police have registered a case under sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against the unidentified accused.