| Amit Jaiswal’s father at their home on Monday. Picture by Sachin |
The senior superintendent of police (SSP) suspects that the worst has happened to businessman Amit Jaiswal (28), who went missing on March 14.
SSP Amrit Raj told The Telegraph on Monday: “Jaiswal has been done away with. Investigations have thrown up many leads in the case. The perpetrators, though identified, are absconding. Raids are on to nab them. The body has not yet been recovered. This case is not a case of abduction but of murder.”
Bloodstains found on Jaiswal’s motorcycle, recovered from Patna City’s Musallapur on March 15, and a blood trail in a house at Khajur Banna, under Patna City’s Sultanganj police station, have strengthened the suspicion that Jaiswal had fallen prey to a conspiracy and might have been killed, senior police officers said.
Patna City assistant superintendent of police Chandan Khuswaha told The Telegraph: “The police procured Jaiswal’s mobile call details and went to his friend’s house at Khajur Banna. Two persons, including the friend’s father, were detained. A blood trail was found from the rooftop to the ground floor. The forensic team collected the blood samples to match them with the bloodstains on Jaiswal’s bike. The police feel that Jaiswal has been killed. Our main objective is to catch the five accused and crack the case.” Sources, however, said the crime could be the fallout of a love affair.
“If it were an abduction case, the family would have got ransom calls. But that did not happen. The father of Jaiswal’s friend has admitted that the trader visited his house on March 14. The blood trail suggests that Jaiswal might have been beaten up in the house before his body was dumped elsewhere,” said another police officer.
When contacted, the Jaiswal family said the police had assured them of some concrete information by Monday evening. “He is the eldest among three brothers and two sisters. Around three years back, he set up a garments store at Alamganj. Business was fine. He left home around 2.30pm on March 14 and thereafter, his mobile was found switched off. We haven’t got any ransom call,” said Guddu, one of Jaiswal’s brothers.