Journalist found dead in Kanpur, police suspect murder

Ashu Yadav, reported missing by his family on January 1, was found dead in his car.

ByNL Team
Journalist found dead in Kanpur, police suspect murder
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Ashu Yadav, a journalist with a local Hindi daily in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, was found dead in the backseat of his car on Saturday, ANI reported. Though his postmortem is still to be conducted, the police suspect he was strangled to death.

“At Barra police station we received information that an unidentified car is lying here and a dead body was found in the backseat. On further probe the body was identified as Ashu Yadav’s. Our forensic team visited here and as of now, strangulation is suspected. Further investigation is ongoing,” Deepak Kapoor, police superintendent, Kanpur South, told the news agency.

He added that the police are collecting CCTV footage from near the crime scene.

Yadav’s family had reported him missing at Rail Bazar police station on January 1.

Yadav had 10 police complaints pending against him, including of loot and under the SC and ST Atrocities Act, the Times of India quoted a local police official, Vikas Pandey, as saying.

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