Haryana police probe recovery of 11 bodiesMarch 30th, 2008 - 7:41 pm ICT by admin
Kurukshetra (Haryana), March 30 (IANS) The Haryana police have launched an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of a family of commission agents from Pehowa town near here and the recovery of 11 unidentified, decomposed bodies from an irrigation canal near Karnal. Kurukshetra police officials told IANS that a link between the Pehowa family that disappeared earlier this month and the recovery of the bodies from the canal could not be ruled out.
The post-mortem examination of the bodies would be conducted Monday.
The police in Karnal district had Saturday fished out the bodies from the irrigation canal, 10 km from Karnal town, after these were spotted by villagers.
The bodies were stuck in slush and were highly decomposed and unidentifiable.
The police in the adjoining Kurukshetra district are investigating whether the recovered bodies are of the family of arhtiyas or commission agents from Pehowa town, 30 km from here, who had gone missing a few days ago.
The family included an elderly couple, their two sons and daughters-in-law and grand-children. The family was said to be under a debt of a few million rupees to various people and their disappearance around March 15 had led to speculation that they had all committed suicide.
Police officials, however, said the family’s car was still untraceable and the suicide angle needed to be further investigated.