A 19-year-old youth was allegedly beaten to death by four men in Gurugram before being buried in Haryana’s Rewari district and his decomposed body was recovered six months later wrapped in a plastic sheet, the police said.
According to the police, the victim, Ajay alias Golu, used to work as a helper at Balaji Medical Store located in Sector-52, Gurugram, in 2021.
The four accused persons — identified as Amit, Arun aka Painter, Nishant alias Dinu and Rubal — have been arrested.
The medical store owner, Amit, who has been arrested, suspected Ajay of stealing three of his mobile phones and held the latter captive for some days before he escaped.
However, Amit allegedly kidnapped Ajay and his father Satyapal on October 8 and 9, 2021.
Thereafter, Amit released the complainant Satypal but held his son captive and on October 12, he informed Ajay’s father that his son had run away.
“The complainant kept asking whereabouts of his son but Amit did not disclose anything. Later the father reported the matter to the police and a case of kidnapping was registered at the Sector-53 police station,” Preet Pal Sangwan, ACP (Crime), said.
During interrogation, it was revealed that Amit had suspected that his mobile phones were stolen by Ajay.
“They (accused persons) assaulted the victim and he succumbed to his injuries after which they buried the deceased’s body at Aram Nagar in Rewari district, and mislead the father of the deceased that his son had escaped from their clutches. The police have recovered the remains of the deceased,” the officer added.