Sirmaur man found murdered in Shimla

Shimla: Police stumbled upon the dead body of a middle aged man thrown into bushes in a city suburb on Thursday morning.

The dead man was identified as Devender Sharma (42), son of Bala Dutt and a resident of Sangrah in Sirmaur district.

A police spokesman said that the body recovered from Totu area had injuries on the head, neck and face. “It appeared man had been battered to death with a stone,” he said.

A forensic team was pressed into service and a dog squad was used to sniff out any trails from the murder site.

The body was found lying about 50 below the road to Bhariyal, police said.

A case under section CrPc 302 had been registered, a post mortem of the body was got conducted and investigations were being carried out, he added.

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