The torso of an unidentified man was found near a canal in Mogappair in Chennai by a sanitary worker, with his head and limbs severed. The police are yet to get any clues to identify the man, according to reports.
The Times of India reports that the police were informed about the dead body by a corporation sanitary worker who was cleaning the area near the canal. The worker told police that there was a strong smell coming from a white cloth bag and he thought that it was dog’s corpse so he tried to clear it. He removed the white cloth and found the corpse of a man inside. He immediately informed the Nolambur police who reached the spot and then sent the body for post-mortem to Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital.
ToI and The Hindu reported that forensic experts collected evidence and sniffer dogs were used. However, the investigating officer said that he did not find any identity proof. They have noted identification marks on the body.
The officer added that they are looking for missing complaints and they have also collected data of missing persons in the last one week. He added that only after they find his identity can they bring the motive to light.
“We are looking at over 100 man-missing cases from across the city over the last one week. We also have to wait for cases likely to be registered in the coming days,” an officer told The Hindu.
Police is also getting CCTV footage from the area and suspect that the body would have been dumped using a vehicle. So, they are looking at the vehicles which passed the place.