Jind: A 31-year-old Dalit man, a resident of a village in this Haryana district, was found murdered under mysterious circumstances in adjacent Sonepat district Sunday, police said.
Police identified the deceased as Vijender Singh. His body was recovered from the fields in Sonepat.
He worked as a farm worker in the fields of a Jind resident belonging the Jat community.
"Police have also found the slippers and mobile phone of Vijender near his body. We are scrutinising his call details to get some clues about the culprits," Jind Superintendent of Police Ram Singh said here Sunday evening.
"We have registered a case against Satyawan, the victim`s friend and main suspect, and some other unidentified miscreants," he said.
"Some mischievous elements are trying to give a caste colour to this incident. But this is a case of murder and no dispute of the Jat and Dalit communities is involved in it," he said.
Vijender`s wife, the complainant in the case, said that her husband had left home late Saturday after receiving a call but did not return thereafter.
Police sources said that from the preliminary investigation, it seemed that the accused were familiar with Vijender. Before committing the murder, they had consumed liquor in the fields in Sonepat.