The body of a Lucknow money lender was found in a canal in Patti, Pratapgarh district on Friday, nearly 50 days after his murder in Hasanganj locality of Lucknow, senior law enforcement officials said on Saturday. police.

The body of a Lucknow pawnbroker was found in a canal in Patti, Pratapgarh district on Friday, nearly 50 days after his murder in Hasanganj locality of Lucknow, senior police officials said on Saturday .

They said the victim’s body had badly decomposed and although the moneylender’s family have verified his identity, a DNA sample will be taken from the body for the prosecution.

Lucknow (West) Additional Deputy Police Commissioner Chiranjeev Nath Sinha said the late Mohd Shoaib Khan, 45, went missing when he left his house in Khandari Bazar locality below the police station boundary. Qaiserbagh police on December 14.

He said the victim’s brother, Amir Hamza Khan, contacted the police on December 15.

He said the investigation revealed that the victim engaged in illegal money lending activities and gave money to many people with interest.

Sinha said investigation revealed that the victim was murdered by Hasanganj resident Naseem Ahmad alias Raja by hitting him on the head with an iron road with the help of his three other accomplices Shoaib Khan alias Topi , Mohd Aqeel and Shadab.

After that, they dumped the body in Sharda Canal from Sariya Bridge in Sitapur on December 14th itself.

Sinha said the murder plot was solved when Raja and Topi were arrested on December 23. “They confessed to the crime but the victim’s body could not be found in the canal because it had to be carried away by the strong current of water. After so many days, it was finally recovered from Pratapgarh channel after so many days,” Sinha said.

He said investigations revealed a monetary dispute was behind the crime.

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