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Truck driver found dead in Maharashtra


Palghar (Maha) : A 24-year-old truck driver was found dead on the Western Express Highway in the district, police said today.

The decomposed body of one Ahmad Aslan was found on April 18 from inside a cabin of a truck in Vival Wedhe village near a Mahalaxmi temple, Deputy Superintendent of Police Jawhar division Pradeep Jadhav said.

The body was lying unattended since April 14 and a passerby felt an uneasy smell while he was passing by the truck. Following this, he informed police, Jadhav added.

Police rushed to the spot and recovered the body, which has been sent for post-mortem, the officer said.

Prima facie, the truck’s cleaner might have attacked the driver with a screw driver on his head and killed him, police said.

According to a complaint filed by Sukmani Transport of Haryana, the victim was working with it as a driver.

He had loaded cotton bales from Navi Mumbai and could have been killed when he was going to the Northern state.

A case under relevant sections of IPC was registered in this regard and efforts are on to nab the cleaner, they said.

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