Delhi: Body of 33-year-old DMRC employee found in basement of Metro Bhawan

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 25 March 2019, 09:06 PM

The body of a 33-year-old DMRC employee was found in the basement of the Metro Bhawan, police said on Monday. The deceased identified as Mahesh Prajapati, hailed from Varanasi and was residing in Govindpuri area of the national capital. A DMRC spokesperson said Prajapati worked as a maintenance fitter since 2017 and was found dead in the basement near the stairs which connect all floors of the DMRC corporate office at Metro Bhawan on Monday morning.

The matter was immediately reported to the police and body was taken by them for postmortem, the DMRC official said adding the crime team of the police has visited the spot and matter is being further investigated.

"It appears that the incident may have taken place on the evening of Friday when the office was closing for the weekend. The office reopened today (Monday) morning and the body was noticed.

"DMRC is taking up the matter with the security agency responsible for the security of the Metro Bhawan as to how they could not detect the body earlier and to ensure that all areas are properly sanitized in future," said the spokesperson.

According to a CCTV footage, Prajapati was last seen on March 22 moving towards the stairs on the seventh floor of Metro Bhawan.

"A missing person report was filed in Barakhamba Road police station on the next day," Madhur Verma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) said.

The body was discovered by a security guard, he said.

Prajapati allegedly committed suicide as he might have jumped from a substantial height, police said adding that no suicide not was found near the body.

"Proceedings under 174 CrPC have been initiated," Verma said. 

Prajapati got married to Priya Verma on December 15 last year and both were having a matrimonial dispute ever since they tied the knot.

His wife left him exactly a month after they tied the knot police said. 

First Published: Monday, March 25, 2019 09:06 PM
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