A deputy general manager (Dy GM) of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) was shot dead by unknown criminals on Wednesday night in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida Sector 105 while he was returning home, police said on Thursday.

A senior police officer deployed at Noida said, “We are treating the incident as a case of murder for robbery.”

The victim has been identified as Amit Pandey, an employee of BHEL office in Lodhi Road in New Delhi. He is from Benaras but stayed in his apartment in Sapphire Tower 2 in Sector 104.

Police said, Pandey had gone missing since Wednesday evening. A missing report was filed by his brother-on-law Prabhat Dwivedi at Sector 39 police station on Thursday morning.

A manhunt by Pandey’s colleague and relatives was launched on Thursday afternoon. Around 4:40 PM on Thursday, they found Pandey’s mutilated body in a drain near Sector 105, hardly a kilometer from his residence.

According to Pandey’s friends and colleagues he use to walk back home from Noida City Centre Metro Station, a stretch of 8-kilometers, for health reasons.

An officer stationed at Sector 39 police station said, “His wallet, phone and wrist watch is missing. We have found a bullet injury between chest and neck.”

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