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No headway in probe into British national`s murder

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 22:06

New Delhi: Police questioned some people but have not been able to make any headway in the probe into the murder of a British national whose decomposed body was found in a plastic bag outside a shop in Bhogal area of Nizamuddin in southeast Delhi.

Although some locals, auto drivers and others were questioned by the police to see whether anybody had seen him in the area or knew something about him, nothing concrete has come out so far.
Police collected the footage of CCTV cameras installed in Bhogal market and is also going through the footage of railway stations, bus stands and the airport here to find out when he had come to Delhi and whether someone was with him or not.

The body was identified that of Rodick Andrew Raymond (40) with a damaged passport found in his pocket when his body was found stuffed in a plastic bag at Church Road after a passerby informed police about it.

Police have written to the Immigration Department and informed the British Embassy asking them to inform his family and also requested them to provide more information about him.
Although it has been established through his passport that he had come to India on a tourist visa in February and had visited Chennai, Mumbai and Goa before coming to Delhi, investigators have no clue about when he came to Delhi and where he was staying.

"It is possible that he was killed for robbery but we are investigating the case from all possible angles. It seemed that he was killed somewhere else and his body was dumped here to mislead us," said a police official.

From the body`s condition, it appeared Raymond might have been murdered three-four days ago, police said.

The incident came to light yesterday when a police got a phone call at around 9 AM yesterday. The body was first spotted by a local shopkeeper who raised an alarm, following which a crowd gathered at the spot.

"A police team reached the spot and took out the body from the plastic bag. Police have kept the body in AIIMS` mortuary," a senior police officer said.

"Police had found injury marks on Raymond`s head. Some injury marks were also found on other parts of his body," the officer added.

A case of murder against unidentified persons has been registered, police said.

First Published: Monday, April 28, 2014 - 22:06

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