Dhubri, Jan. 5: A body was recovered from a Tata Indica at Ghosepara under Bilasipara police station of Dhubri district today.
Police said the deceased, identified as Hanif Ali, 25, was a driver and a resident of Jakhibil village in Baksa district. He was reportedly driving some passengers to Dhubri. The police also recovered a sari, a pair of lady’s slippers and a blood-stained axe from the car (AS01 AR 1174).
Bilasipara police station officer-in-charge Thaneswar Das said preliminary investigation had indicated that the driver lost his life either in a quarrel over the fare or for coming to know something damaging for the passengers.
“Whatever the reason, locals seem to be involved in the murder, as normally, the driver does not keep an axe in the car. It might have been brought from somewhere close by.”
Das said the car’s Baksa-based owner, Abdul Majid, had told the police that the driver called him around 6pm yesterday and informed that he was in Chapor.