Bhopal, July 26: The body of a B-Tech student was found on the railway tracks hours after his father lodged a missing person complaint with the Bhopal police. The postmortem on the body was performed in Bhopal's AIIMS on Monday, which mentioned that death occurred after coming under a moving train.
However, a message received by the deceased Nishant Rathore's friends and family mentioning that "Gustakh-e-Nabi ki ek hi saja, Sar Tan se juda", has forced the police of two adjoining districts, Bhopal and Raisen, to investigate the matter from other angles also. Umesh Kolhe Murder: Home Minister Amit Shah Directs NIA To Take Over Probe Into the Killing of an Amravati-Based Shop Owner
Nishant was pursuing B-Tech (3rd year) and was living with his college friends in a rented accommodation in Bhopal. His body was found on the railway tracks near Obaidullaganj in Raisen district, around 37 km from the state capital.
As per reports, Uma Shankar Rathore, the father of the deceased, received a message at 5.45 p.m. on Sunday on his mobile which read "Gustakh-e-Nabi ki ek hi saja, Sar Tan se juda". The message was sent from Nishant's mobile number.
Suspecting some untoward incident, the father made several calls to Nishant's mobile number, but received no answer. He then contacted one of Nishant's roommates and was told that his son left the room saying 'he is going to meet his sister'.
However, Nishant did not reach his sister and therefore the family decided to lodge a missing person complaint at TT Nagar police station in Bhopal. Later in the night, his father received a call from the police that a body has been found on the railway tracks and upon reaching there the family identified him as Nishant.
The Bhopal police said during the preliminary investigation it was found that Nishant took fuel from a petrol pump in Bhopal's board office area. As per the police, CCTV footage suggested that he was heading towards Bagsewaniya (outer part of Bhopal).
After the postmortem on Monday, Inspector General (IG) of Police Narmadapuram range, Deepak Suri said, "the cause of death was impact from a moving train."
However, the family of the deceased ruled out the possibility of suicide, suspecting the Nishant was murdered. The family has demanded a further investigation in the matter, mentioning the message received before his death.
Responding to the message received by the deceased's father and friends, Additional Commissioner of Police, Bhopal, Sachin Atulkar said, "The family has informed about the message, but they have not submitted the details. The body was found in the jurisdiction of the Raisen police and they are investigating the case. The boy was living in Bhopal and therefore, we are also investigating and we are in touch with the Raisen police."
Meanwhile, sources told IANS that the deceased had invested money on 'Cryptocurrency' and lost it. The sources also claimed that he had borrowed money from someone to invest in Cryptocurrency.
Responding to this issue, a senior police official told IANS that, "We are investigating the matter from all possible angles, but so far it appears and as the postmortem report also suggested that death was caused by being hit by a train. We will interrogate his roommates and some other friends who were close to Nishant."
However, questions remain unanswered like who sent the message to the deceased's father and friends before his body was found on the railway tracks.
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