The badly decomposed body was sent for a post-mortem examination as the police said the case was being probed from all angles. (Representational Image)
GHAZIABAD: The half-burnt body of an 18-year-old man missing since last week was exhumed from a room of his girlfriend’s house in a village here on Tuesday, police said.
Mursleem had gone missing on August 11 from Khirazpur village in Muradnagar, and a case was lodged in this connection on August 15, superintendent of police (SP), Rural, Iraj Raja said.
The police said locals complained of a foul smell emanating from his girlfriend’s house in the village, following which a through search was carried out.
Later, the floor of a room in the house was dug up in the presence of a magistrate and the body of the missing youth exhumed, they said, adding that it had signs of acid burns.
The badly decomposed body was sent for a post-mortem examination as the police said the case was being probed from all angles.
Cause of death would be ascertained after the autopsy, the SP said.