12/12/2017 Saurabh Kumar
A accident that took place near Dhoom Manikpur village under Badlapur police station on the night of November 3. A horrifying CCTV footage of that accident has come showing his body stuck in the chassis of an SUV that had purposely hit and dragged him.
The body was found nearly 17 km away near Sikandrabad area in Bulandshahr district, the next day from the site of accident . A CCTV camera at Kot toll plaza in Bulandshahr captured an image of a body stuck under the chassis of a Tata Safari.
The victim, Sukhpal Singh, was a resident of Sakipur village in Surajpur area. He owned a shoe shop in Rampur market. Narendra Kumar, his brother, said Singh was on his way back to Greater Noida from Garhmukteshwar on his bike on the night of November 3. However, he did not reach home and his mobile phone also remained unreachable.
The family launched a search the next day and found his damaged motorcycle near Dhoom Manikpur village in Badalpur. Kumar said the condition of the motorcycle indicated his brother had met with an accident. There was blood on the spot. Police and local residents launched a search but could not find Singh
The family continued the search and visited different hospitals in Noida, Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr. Meanwhile, police in Sikandrabad informed the family that they had found a body lying by the roadside in Jokhabad village on November 4. The family identified the body as that of Sukhpal. There were injury marks all over the body.
A case was filed against unknown accused in Badalpur police station for rash driving and death due to negligence under on November 6. But the family was puzzled how Singh reached Sikandrabad.
According to Surendra Kumar Bhati, SHO, Badalpur police station, during the investigation, they obtained footage from CCTV cameras at the toll plaza on NH91. “In the footage, the victim is seen stuck under the bonnet of an SUV. The accused driver is seen crossing the toll plaza and fleeing,” he said.
The driver seems to have dumped the body later on a roadside, said police. The vehicle is registered in Sambhal district in western UP. “We have identified the vehicle owner. A search has been launched for the person who was on the stearing at the time of the accident,” Bhati said.