A 35-year-old man was found dead with a bullet injury to his head on Wednesday evening in a forest under the Ecotech 1 police jurisdiction.

The victim was identified by his first name as Hemchand, a native of Atai village.

“His family said that he had left home following a phone call that evening. They suspected his business partner,” said a police official. Based on their complaint, a case of murder (section 302 of the Indian Penal Code) was registered at the Ecotech 1 police station.

“His business partner, Dharmendra, was arrested. The suspect claimed that he had suffered a loss of nearly ₹3.5 lakh because of the victim,” said Vishal Pandey, additional deputy commissioner of police, zone 3.

According to officials, Dharmendra did not say he committed the crime.

“We are questioning the suspect to understand the chain of events and to see if anyone else was involved in the murder. The weapon used in the cirme is yet to be recovered. A forensic team is reconstruction the murder scene as well and scientific probe is also being done.”

The victim’s body was handed over to the family after an autopsy.

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