A 27 year old international-level boxer was found dead today afternoon in his Greater Noida apartment. The deceased, identified as Jitendra Mann had bullet injuries. He was a resident of AVJ Heights, a residential society located in the Surajpur area of Greater Noida . The police have sent the body for post-mortem and registered an FIR against the unknown assailant.
According to the police, the body of Mann, who had represented India in an international boxing championship in 2006, had been discovered by his parents.
A family member of the deceased told City Spidey that he had failed to establish contact with him for the past two days as his phone calls had gone unanswered. “So today, we reached his house. The door was locked and we eventually entered around 2 pm through a spare set of keys which his cousin had. This cousin sometimes used to live with Jitendra,” the family member said.
“When we reached his room, we found him lying on the floor in a pool of blood with bullet injuries. We immediately informed the police,” Devendra Mann, the cousin brother, added.
In the words of a policeman who had reached the spot after the incident was reported,“>The body has multiple bullet injuries. We have registered a First Information Report under section 302(murder) of the Indian Penal Code."
"We are also scanning the CCTV footages,” said Suniti Kumar, Superintendent of Police (Rural), Gautam Budh Nagar.
According to the police, Mann had probably been murdered two days ago as he had not been going to his regular gym since then.
“During the investigation, the owner of the gym has stated that Mann had last gone to the gym on Wednesday morning. The gym owner has also said that Mann's number has not been reachable since then,” Suniti added.
Mann had represented India at a junior level boxing championship in 2006 and had won a bronze at the Common Wealth Games. He was currently working as a fitness trainer. Incidentally he had shifted to AVJ Heights society only four months ago. However, Greater Noida has been his home for the last 3 years.
Jitendra Mann, the deceased boxer