A 21-year-old man was tied to a motorcycle by his neck and dragged for over 15 kilometers by unidentified persons in Meerut on Tuesday.
The body bore a bullet wound and his left foot was missing.
The police said that they were not sure if the man, Mukul Kumar, was shot dead before being tied and dragged.
“The body bore several injury marks on face and head. Left foot was missing and the other one was badly mutilated. We traced the blood trail to 15 kilometers near Mandi area of Hapur district, where Mukul lived with his family,” Superintendent of Police (Rural) Avinash Pandey said.
“So, it clearly suggests that the body was dragged for such a long distance and dumped in Meerut’s Kharkhoda area. A motorcycle was also found near him,” SP Pandey said.
The mutilated body was spotted by passersby on Tuesday near an under-construction underpass close to Dheerkheda village.
According to his family members, Mukul was a shy man and had no enmity with anyone.
His uncle Azad Vir said, “Mukul had finished his studies last year. He stayed with his mother and elder brother in Hapur. He was a quiet youth and never engaged in any kind of ruckus or fight with anyone. Even his family has no enmity with anyone.”