National-level boxer found dead at home

  • By Hindu
  • | Saturday | 13th January, 2018

Jitendra Mann, a junior-level boxer who represented India in 2006, was found dead by his parents and a cousin. The bullet-riddled body of a 27-year-old national-level boxer was found in his house at AVJ Heights in Greater Noida’s Surajpur on Friday afternoon, the police said. Gautam Budh Nagar Superintendent of Police (Rural) Suniti said, “Jitendra was shot multiple times. His body has been sent for post-mortem and the police have registered an FIR against unknown persons. “We had been trying to call him for the past two days but his phone was unreachable.


The bullet-riddled body of a 27-year-old national-level boxer was found in his house at AVJ Heights in Greater Noida’s Surajpur on Friday afternoon, the police said.

Jitendra Mann, a junior-level boxer who represented India in 2006, was found dead by his parents and a cousin. His body has been sent for post-mortem and the police have registered an FIR against unknown persons.

“We had been trying to call him for the past two days but his phone was unreachable. So we decided to check on him today, [Friday], but found the house locked. I contacted his cousin, who had a spare key to the house,” said the boxer’s father.

The police said the cousin reached the house at around 2 p.m. and unlocked the door. “There was a foul smell in the house. Jitendra’s body was lying in a pool of blood in his room. We called the police immediately,” the father added.

Gautam Budh Nagar Superintendent of Police (Rural) Suniti said, “Jitendra was shot multiple times. We have registered an FIR on the basis of a complaint by his family under Section 302 [murder] of the Indian Penal Code. We are also scanning CCTV footage from the area.”

Bronze winner

Jitendra, who had won a bronze at the Commonwealth Games, had been working as a gym trainer for the past few years. He had shifted to his new house at AVJ Heights four months ago. The police said prima facie it appears that Jitendra was shot on Wednesday.

“The gym owner said Jitendra was last seen at work on Wednesday morning. His number had been unreachable since,” Ms. Suniti added. Stay updated with all the Delhi Latest News headlines here. For more exclusive & live news updates from all around India, stay connected with NYOOOZ.

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