India: 2 dead bodies found at a cremation ground in UP’s Moradabad

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India: 2 dead bodies found at a cremation ground in UP's Moradabad

India: 2 dead bodies found at a cremation ground in UP’s Moradabad

Two bodies were discovered dead in a cremation area in the Thakurdwara region of the Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

The deceased has been recognized as Rajendra Giri,40, a mahant at the Holika temple in Thakurdwara and Nitesh,35, a citizen of the Jhandavala settlement.

The policemen speculate that the two were hit on the head with a hefty object on the Diwali night.

Superintendent of Police (SP) Uday Shankar Singh stated: “A Tantrik practice may be behind the killings, but we need to collect more evidence to reach the conclusion.”

A dog unit and forensic authorities were brought to the place of the incident.

Vishal Yadav, area circle officer of Thakurdwara, stated: “A couple of empty liquor bottles and coverings of snacks were found at the crime scene, implying that the assailants were quite close to the slain persons.”

As per him, the ammunition collected from the crime scene implies that both men were brutally annihilated after being hit on the head by some heavy objects. They were possibly in an intoxicated condition and could not resist the assailants, who could be two or more major.

The SP told that the message is being collected about the people who often visited the deceased.