Bikaner: A dead body buried below an under construction kuccha road in Gajner area of Bikaner city, Rajasthan was found by the Bikaner Police on Wednesday .Only a hand was jutting out on the road, while the rest of the body remained buried underground.
The incident came to light when the employees of a petrol pump alongside a highway informed police that they had spotted a hand jutting out of a kuccha road. Grooves of people surrounded the spot and started clicking pictures, which went viral on whatsapp groups.
“There is construction work underway on the highway in Gajner. We found the body buried below the under-construction stretch of the highway. It seems that some dogs smelled human flesh and tried to dig the body out,” said Inder Kumar, SHO,
According to police, labourers were constructing the road for past three days. The soil was sprayed and was levelled last night during which the body must have been buried, police suspect.
Police are investigating the cause of the death. They believe the deceased was a labourer, who got killed by somebody. “It is a major lapse on part of the people who were monitoring the construction work. How could they spray soil and level the road over a body,” a senior police official said.
The police team had to call in a JCB machine to dig the body out of the road. After conducting the post-mortem, police have kept the body at the mortuary of a local government hospital. “We have registered a case and launched an investigation. Prima facie, it is a murder. The body is about three days old, but only a medical report would reveal the reason of death,” police said.
The construction work on the stretch was halted after the news about the dead body spread. Police suspect that the murder took place at some other place and the body was dumped here. They are questioning the labourers to establish the identity of the deceased.