1464 unidentified bodies found on railway tracks in over 3 years

first_imgNew Delhi: Since 2016, as many as 1,464 unidentified bodies (UIDB) were found on the railway tracks in the National Capital. Police said that the bodies were discovered in the jurisdictions of seven police stations including New Delhi, Old Delhi, Anand Vihar, Hazrat Nizamuddin.According to Delhi Police data, in 2016 as many as 432 bodies were found whereas in 2017-345 bodies were found across the railway tracks in Delhi. Last year, Delhi Police recovered 416 bodied whereas in the current year (till August 15) as many as 271 bodies were found. “In some cases, mutilated bodies were found,” said Delhi Police officer. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to police, no identity cards were recovered from the bodies. “During the investigation, we gather clues like a birthmark, scar, tattoo mark, tailor mark on the clothing of the body,” police said. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Railways) Dinesh Kumar Gupta said that several steps are taken for the identification of the body. “We write to other states police to inform them about the unidentified body. We also distribute and paste Hue and Cry notices with the photograph of the deceased,” said DCP Railways. Adding further, DCP Dinesh Gupta said that they preserve the body for 72 hours. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe data further revealed that since 2016, as many as 1,317 unidentified bodies were recovered of men while nearly 147 women bodies were found from railway tracks. “In the current year, as many as 249 male bodies and 22 bodies of women were recovered from tracks,” data added. The highest numbers of bodies, which were around 493, were recovered from the jurisdiction of Old Delhi railways police. From New Delhi railway police jurisdiction, as many as 258 bodies were found. Last year in July, an investigation by the Delhi Police Railways unit in the case of an unidentified woman body led to the arrest of her husband. The 40-year-old woman was strangulated to death by her husband inside a Delhi-bound passenger train. Police had recovered the body from Old Delhi railway station. According to police, after killing his wife, the husband thought that like any other case of the unidentified body, police would close the case. The accused had also lodged a missing case of his wife. For further updates, the accused went to the Old Delhi police station and when he showed his wife’s photo to cops, it surprisingly turned out to be one of the bodies kept under police custody. Later the accused was arrested.last_img


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