Sweeper’s body found in drain near Dahisar temple

A 43-year-old man's body was recovered from a drain of a temple in Dahisar Friday, police said. Police suspect he was murdered by a person known to him.

Police said Guttu Linganna Attapalli worked as a sweeper at the Vitthal Rakhu Mai Mandir in Dahisar east lived near the temple with his 20-year-old son. "The watchman of the temple said Attapalli was roaming around in an inebriated state on December 30," said Sunil Deshmukh, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Dahisar division. Attapalli went missing the next day.

On Friday, a foul smell started emanating from the drain. "The staff thought that the drain was clogged. However, when they tried cleaning the drain, they found the body," he said. The body has been sent for postmortem and a case of murder registered.

mumbai.newsline@expressindia.com

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