Mumbai Crime: Art director's body found in Virar

Updated: Aug 11, 2019, 09:37 IST | Samiullah Khan

The Virar Police on Friday alerted the Malwani Police about a body that had been found near Khanivade Creek. "We have registered a murder case under IPC Section 302," said Anil Dabde, senior inspector, Virar Police

Mumbai Crime: Art director's body found in Virar
Krishnendu Chouwdhury, a resident of Goregaon West was found dead in Virar

The body of a 35-year-old art director, missing since August 7, was found in Khanivade creek near Virar, late on Friday afternoon. The man has been identified as Krishnendu Chouwdhury, a resident of Bangur Nagar, Goregaon West. Cops have registered a case of murder against unknown persons, since several injury marks were seen on the body.

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On Thursday, Chouwdhury's friends had registered a missing person's complaint at the Malwani police station, after they failed to trace him for nearly 24 hours. According to his friend, Chinmoy Mandal, Chouwdhury had a meeting in Madh Island, around 7 pm, on Wednesday. His cellphone was reachable till 9.30 pm, after which they couldn't get in touch with him, as his phone had been switched off. Mandal and another friend, Mohammed Furkan Farooq Sheikh, then registered a missing person's complaint.

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The Virar Police on Friday alerted the Malwani Police about a body that had been found near Khanivade Creek. "We have registered a murder case under IPC Section 302," said Anil Dabde, senior inspector, Virar Police.

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