The body of a 59-year-old woman was found lying tied during a bedsheet at the roadside near Kanshiram residential colony at Laulai village under Chinhat police headquarters limits on Friday morning, said police officials.
The officials said the girl had been murdered elsewhere and later her body was dumped on the roadside with intent to hide the crime. They said no injury marks was, however, discovered during the first examination on the body and it had been sent for post-mortem examination to establish the particular reason for the death.
Lucknow additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP), East, Qasim Abidi said that the local residents of the colony discovered the body because the woman’s hand was visible out of the bedsheet accustomed tie it. He said that the locals informed the police about the incident at around 7am.
Another police official aware of the investigation said that the identity of the deceased was ascertained as Mithilesh Srivastava after several hours of search within the near-by areas. “The woman often accustomed reside ‘Rain Basera’ setup at Lohia hospital and wont to earn money by selling pan masala outside the hospital. Her nephew stays within the same colony where her body has been found,” he said.
He said the police had taken the nephew into custody and questioning him.
The ADCP said that four teams had been formed to scan the footages of CCTVs installed on routes resulting in the colony and further investigation was on. He said the precise explanation for the death would be confirmed only after getting the post-mortem report.