Bhopal: Mentally unsound man stabbed to death, was booked and convicted in a rape case 17 years ago

BHOPAL: Body of a 50-year-old man was found in pool of blood in Chhola Mandir area on Wednesday morning. The body bore five stab wounds, in neck and thighs. The deceased P K Abraham would live in Chand badi area of Chhola mandir police station, alone. A neighbour spotted his body in morning and informed police.

Abraham was suspended from the Public Health and engineering Department (PHED) 14 years ago and since then was living alone. The man was booked and convicted in the rape case, 17 years ago. He had gone mentally unstable.

A team reached there and seized the body and sent it for post-mortem.

A murder case was registered with the Chhola Mandir police on Wednesday.

The cops said Abraham was a native of south India and earlier he worked as electrician in the PHED, from where he was suspended after he was sentenced to imprisonment in a rape case in 2004.

He moved out of jail in 2007 but after losing the job, he became mentally unsound and started living aloof in the slums of Chandbadi area.

Police said the deceased lived alone and had no relative in Bhopal. Neither he was in touch with any social organisation or group of South Indians in Bhopal, said police.

Police said the door of the house was open and there is no sign of forced entry and it indicated, he had opened the door for someone.

SHO Chhola Mandir Anil Maurya said they have found a mobile phone from the house that was last used in December 2020.

It shows he did not speak to anyone on phone, he says.

Maurya said they have also found some documents of the high court as he was still trying to get his job and getting himself acquitted from the rape charges.

The lawyers who represented him in the court also reveal that no relative of the deceased were with him when he was booked and convicted in the rape case, 17 years ago, said the SHO.

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