Saifi’s body was found by locals in the orchard in Parikshitgarh region of Meerut. His son, Fateh Khan, filed an FIR against his father’s business partner Sadiq Ahmad but the investigation could not establish Ahmad’s involvement in the murder.
Police deployed eight teams to crack the case. “While scanning CCTV footage, police saw the victim, accompanied by a youth, buying beer,” said Meerut SSP Prabhakar Chaudhary.
“During questioning, Priyanshu said he was in a ‘relationship’ with Saifi for the past couple of years and that the latter used to help him financially. Of late, Saifi had stopped giving in to his demands, and this angered Priyanshu,” the SSP said.